For healthy cats, agility can be a great idea! By training different obstacles and courses, you are providing your cat with variety and excitement as well as plenty of exercise. However, this sort of training is much more difficult if your cat is overweight.
Certain exercises can put too much pressure on your cat's joints, especially if your cat is obese. There is also the risk of quickly overtaxing your cat, particularly if you are aiming for speed over the obstacles. Overweight cats can also be prone to lethargy and may need more encouragement to be animated and active!
This means that agility is less suitable for overweight cats. This sort of training also requires a lot of time and patience, but it is not completely out of the question! You should introduce your cat slowly to the individual exercises, paying attention to the correct form rather than the time.
You can find out more about whether agility training is something that you and your cat would enjoy with a few simple exercises and some clicker training. Read all about it in the zooplus Magazine!