A 2011 study found that over 50 percent (that’s 47 million!) of house cats are overweight or obese. It might seem shocking – and it is — but consider the following: any animal, with endless access to food and a sedentary life style, will likely carry around some extra weight. After all, our cats, for the most part, aren’t hunting outside for food every day – they’re basking in a sunny spot on the carpet and walking over to their food bowl. If your cat has a belly, you aren’t alone. Here are a few tips to maintain your cat’s weight.