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Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition with Dr. Rachel Boltz, DVM' started by leen and alice, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. leen and alice

    leen and alice Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    hello

    I have a cute 5 months old kitten "Alice" she is a persian mix

    anyways.. is she overweight?

    because she weighs almost 2 kilos!!

    Im worried that she is!
     

  2. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

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    Looks pretty ok but maybe just slightly underweight. Female cats are lighter than male cats.

    Run your hands by the side of the rib cage and see what you feel. Is it boney? If yes, likely to be skinny and underweight. If you can hardly feel the ribs, it's likely overweight. So somewhere in between is a good guide. Also long hair cats tend to look fat because of the long fur. So do a hands run through test.

     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
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  3. dr rachel

    dr rachel TCS Member Guest Expert

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    4# for a 5mo old cat is generally an acceptable weight. I agree with TabbyTom's comments.
     

  4. leen and alice

    leen and alice Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Thankyou Dr.Rachel !😃
     

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