Every cat owner has seen it: a catnapping kitty jumps to attention at the sound of food pouring into the bowl. Instead of expending energy hunting, today's housebound, well-fed felines need only paw at the kitchen door-and often grow as chubby and lazy as Garfield. This excess weight can lead to diabetes, respiratory problems, and other ailments, shortening a cat's precious nine lives. Award-winning author David Alderton is here to help that fat cat slim down. He's created an illustrated, information-packed guide with essential advice on nutrition and metabolism, assessing your cat's health, exercise, medical problems, and looking after your feline's well-being. Comprehensive and thorough, it includes especially designed charts and checklists. Your cat will get a new lease on life!