Cats gain excessive weight due to possible health problems. According to Doctors Foster and Smith, excessive weight places extra demands on all the organ’s in a cats body, and may be a sign of the following health issues: Diabetes, arthritis, liver disease, as well as a general decrease in quality and length of life. Expecting a cat to stand still on a scale is a stretch, but with some simple arithmetic, your cat can be weighed fairly accurately.
Set your bathroom scale to zero to get a correct reading. Weigh yourself and write down the results.