Does anyone have any ideas how to motivate a lazy, overweight cat
Leonid is a healthy cat, except for his weight. I have two other cats who are a healthy weight, but they are fairly active and I think thats why. Each of my cats gets one cup of indoor formula dry cat food a day and they split a can of wet food each day.
Leo used to get scraps of human food, but not anymore. Instead I may offer him (and my other kitties) chicken broth, sardines, or something I know is not bad for cats. It´s been a long time since he´s had any junk food, but he´s still getting fatter.
The three cups of food are shared between the three of them, but they never eat ALL of it before I feed them again. There´s always a little left in at least one of the bowls. The only thing I can think of is his inactivity. He lays around and doesn´t do much. He is never very enthusiastic about playing and when he does, he only lasts a couple of minutes.
I´m gone for much of the day and I know he doesn´t do anything.
The food and litter boxes are in different rooms so he at least has to get up to go the the litter box. He follows me around so I try to walk around the house and if he stops I call for him. I feel bad because I´ve also tried carrying his wet food around for a little while before giving it to him a couple of times. I don´t like to tease especially since I have two healthy cats who have to wait too!
How can I get him to be a more active, healthier cat?