In 2018, an estimated 60% of cats in the United States were overweight or obese according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, and that was three years ago! The great news is that we can solve the obesity problem in cats quite easily. This is the upside of being in initial control of our pet’s nutrition. We determine what and how much they eat. Highly processed foods like kibble and canned food lack optimal nutritional support and kibble are especially high in carbohydrates (carbohydrates cause weight gain). Cats are obligate carnivores and have a higher protein requirement than many other mammals, so they need even fewer carbohydrates. The more an overweight or obese cat can consume, fresh, whole-foods, the better because a balanced, fresh, whole-food diet contains excellent nutrition and high moisture content while minimizing exposure to artificial ingredients and preservatives. This recipe is designed to provide optimal nutritional support for cats who are overweight or obese.