Average weight?

bennyg19

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Hey! New member here :) I was thinking this would be a good place to ask what the average weight would be for an adult exotic shorthair? Benny is two years old right now and what would be a healthy weight for him?
 

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It's not about numbers at all, it's about body condition. Cats can vary quite a bit in weight, regardless of breed. Put your hands on them, do they feel nice and lean, bony, or "fluffy", look for a stomach tuck from the side and above, feel along ribs/hipbones especially in LH cats were it's harder to tell weight. If you're still wondering, ask your vet, they should be good judges at body condition score.
 

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I agree, since there are so many breeds, etc. that determine the size and weight it is hard to determine. I go by looks. Many cats develop an abdominal pouch too that makes them look bigger then they are. You can quickly determine a too skinny one, you will see hip bones jutting out and can feel the ribs too easily. I keep my three on the chubby side, not huge, but 'fluffy' because they have leukemia and can become deathly sick at times and quit eating for a while. I like the extra fat on them to get them through. They are all 6 and 7 now, and since I've been keeping them strictly indoors and giving daily DMG, almost a year since their last decline.
 
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