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Gradually reducing meal size helps cats shed excess pounds

Overweight, sedentary cats will lose weight if the size of their daily meals is gradually reduced, according to research published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, and although there was no statistically significant change in activity, it's possible some cats will become more active as the weight comes off. The researchers reduced the cats' food consumption by 20% initially, then continued with regular reductions, and the cats in the study lost weight and experienced changes to their gastrointestinal bacteria.

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