just how big do female domestic short hair cats grow

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graycie is about 2 1/2 years old now as big as my sisters male ragdoll just not squishy like he is she is lean and long bodied petite with long legs etc the vet said at 11 pounds today i discovered her neck got thicker after having to lossen her collar up some. i thought cats are done growing at a year old but she seems to be growing still? slowly but still gaining size
 

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That's kind of like asking how big do human women get, lol. Of course there's a lot of variation. I think the largest female cat I've met was 14 pounds without being fat.

Cats do fill out and their bodies changes as they get older, just like humans.
 

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My domestic tabby,9 pds 6 yrs old is also long and tall with thick neck. Her growth spurt was longer than my other cat. Being runt of the litter does not always mean being small!
 

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Cats come in all sizes. The larger cats tend to mature later than the smaller cats. Some large breeds, such as Maine Coon, can continue growing for as much as 4 years. I would think the same could be true for large domestic cats.
 

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Their neck get larger by weight gain too. Your description sounds like weight gain and not development like growing up.
 
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she gets weighed every morning my girlfriend weighs herself each morning as part of her workout routine so graycie gets weighed to:lol:
 

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I had a female DLH once that weighed 12-13 lbs in her prime. She was a chonker and a floof. This was the Family cat I grew up and back then the requisite diet was Purina cat chow which we basically free fed her. This was in the 80’s and 90’s and my parents knowledge of cat care wasn’t near as refined as it is now. She lived to be 17 so we must have done something right though!

Then I had two female DSH cats that were around 9-10 lbs each. We watched their diet a little more closely and this was the 2000’s by then. My parents had a little more knowledge in cat care and cat food had advanced to the point where there was much better quality and a wider selection.
 
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