Every Fat Cat Parent Can Learn From the Clever Get-Fit Hacks in This TikTok
We love a chonky kitty, but sometimes things get out of hand — and before you know it, you have a cat like Hercules here who is just a little bit too heavy. Hercules's human made a TikTok to show off how she made some changes in the house to help Hercules get healthier, including moving his food around and feeding him separately from the other cats. Ahead, see a breakdown of exactly what she did, and if you have an overweight pet at home, you can try these tricks for yourself. Before you know it, your fur babies will be happier and healthier!
An Automatic Feeder
This cat owner uses an automatic cat feeder to keep her overweight cat out of any extra food. These RFID feeders (like the SureFeed Microchip Small Dog & Cat Feeder ($150)) are usually triggered by a chip in a collar worn by the cats that are using the feeder. In this case, Hercules doesn't have a chip, so the feeder won't open for him.
Steps Up to the Bed
With a bed that's pretty high up, it can be tricky for an overweight cat to get up there. This house is equipped with steps up to the bed so Hercules can sleep comfortably with his humans — and get in a little extra exercise. Try the PetSafe CozyUp Folding Pet Steps ($35).
Food and Litter Separated
The food and water and litter (like Frisco Flip Top Hooded Cat Litter Box, $25)are all separated by floors in this house so Hercules has to get some exercise in to go from place to place.
Look at Him Go!
With the food and water and litter spread out, Hercules gets a workout in, including stairs, which are great for helping him burn off some calories.