October 9th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, but I get angry when someone shows me a picture of an obviously obese cat whenever you want of year.
It’s not because I think the cat is dealing with a torturous time suffering from body image issues.
It’s not the truth that being overweight can affect numerous feline medical issues like diabetes, liver complications, arthritis, and skin conditions–some of which can also impair cats natural ability to groom and maintain themselves. Putting it simply, if a cat can’t touch their toes, they can’t wash them.
No, it’s because the root cause of the problem is the cat’s owner, and feline obesity says more about that owner than the cat.