- Feb 6, 2017
- Reaction score
meaganandalbert - He looks wonderful in this photo; he's an incredibly handsome chap. The Big Breeds are just that - big. Siberians run 20 to 25 pounds; Weegies go 25 to 35, and Maine Coons break 35 pounds fairly regularly.
This isn't to be considered advice by any means - strictly anecdotal: my veterinarian prefers a little extra weight on cats, in the event of a serious medical condition. A cat who's 5 kg, and who loses 2 kg to a medical condition before the condition is obviated has lost forty percent of her or his body mass, and it's a long, uphill climb back to good health. A big fellow who's ten to fifteen kilos will barely notice the weight loss, and will - as a general rule - shake off the ailment without complication.
One of our members (who has posted to this thread) recently had a medical battle with his (big) Maine Coon Cat. There was sufficient loss of weight before it was remediated that a lightweight cat might not have battled back, but in his case, he's a big bruiser of a fellow, and came back up to snuff handily.
Edit: I Love Albert's black back stripe, by the way; Bob's similarly marked:
The wooden measure is 48 inches; Bob's three inches shy, nose to tail.