You know how your kitty becomes your BFF when she’s hungry? Well, if you’re worried that your cat will start to hate you if you decide to put her on a diet, don’t fret. A recent study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior has found that felines won’t hold it against you if you restrict their calories for weight loss.
The researchers thought that the reason many pet owners are hesitant to put their cats on diets if they’re overweight is that the cats would develop annoying behaviors (like begging for food all the time) and ultimately become less affectionate. However, the 47 cats in the study, who were all classified as obese, were all still total love babies after being fed less (a.k.a. they still purred a ton). So, if your cat needs to shed a few pounds, you don’t have to be concerned that she won’t cuddle in your lap anymore if you put her on a diet.