Mews and Nips: How Cats Can Help End Human Obesity


Cats give us so much by just simply being a part of our lives. And they may even be able to help end human obesity! According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of adults in the United States are obese. Sadly, the numbers are even worse when it comes to cats: a staggering 53% of America’s cats are considered overweight or obese.

As cat guardians, it’s up to us to ensure that our cats are at a healthy weight by feeding them a species appropriate grain-free raw or canned diet. We bear the responsibility for our own weight and health ourselves, but it turns out that maybe cats can help us when it comes to keeping fit and staying at a healthy weight!

The video below provides instruction for cats on how to exercise their humans. Enjoy!


If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we gave you advice on how to give a nebulizer treatment to an asthmatic cat, on Tuesday, we reviewed an innovative pet hair remover, on Wednesday, we talked about cats being bush dwellers or tree dwellers, and on Friday, we let you know about a great sale on a popular feline mystery series. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an assortment of 15 cat greeting cards!


1 Comment on Mews and Nips: How Cats Can Help End Human Obesity

  1. Esme (@cococroissants)
    July 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm (7 years ago)

    I saw this video a few weeks ago. Penelope loves running around and I do not worry about her overeating-Magellan loves his food and is not as active. Sometimes I play chase or have him do laps chasing a string just to get him moving more. Of course both are always willing to jump on the counter for food-yesterday I spoke loudly to him as he was mid air-he missed the counter and slid down the side-I was laughing so hard.


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