Q. Can I still give my overweight cat treats?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. I suggest you initiate a weight loss plan with your veterinarian and work in a way to use healthy treats as a reward for exercise, meaning that your cat would have to "work out" in order to obtain the treats.
The way to do this is to hide treats around the house at different levels so your cat has to climb to find them. Of course, make sure they are healthy treats and you control the amount of treats your cat can access. Again, you should discuss this with your veterinarian.
Also, be careful if you have dogs or children around the house, as they could end up getting the treats!