Let fat felines lie
Giuly, a plushy British shorthair cat that lives in Florence, Italy, snoozes against a pillow. This breed of cat is naturally stocky and muscular, but it's always good to keep an eye on the pounds.
Indoor cats are susceptible to unhealthy weight gain. In fact, it's estimated nearly one third of all indoor cats are obese due to lack of activity and high consumption of calories brought on by free-feeding.
One of the best ways to determine if your cat is overweight or obese is to feel along its sides. You should be able to feel each individual rib with only a moderate layer of fat on top.