If your cat has itchy or flaky skin, fur balls, bad breath or suffers from rapid weight gain or inactivity, it could be directly related to a nutritional imbalance. The most common nutritional imbalance amongst cats is obesity due to the common practice of leaving food in the bowl for cats to eat any time. Regulate your cat's eating in the same way you would your own, with regular meal times. In addition to their food needs, it's also important for cats to receive proper dental care. Whether you are brushing your cat's teeth yourself or giving it special food for dental cleaning, this aspect of your cat's health is just as important as diet.