Your Pets Count

pet information that caters to your special friend

Archives

Calendar

November 2021
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

What Is A Normal Weight For Cats?

Monday, August 8, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

healthycatcat obesitySome cats are naturally slim, like my younger cat Millie. They are perfectly healthy at this weight. Many times I thought that she was a little too thin but now I realize that this is just the right weight for her. Other cats who appear thin may not be eating enough or may have a health issue. To check your cat for undernourishment, place your thumb on the cats spine and run your fingers lightly along both side of her rib cage. You should be able to feel a thin layer of fat between your finger and her ribs. The ribs should not be visible. Unlike a dog, slightly protruding shoulder blades are normal for a cat. When viewed from above, like a dog, your cat should have an hourglass shape. If your underweight cat seems to have a normal feeding routine and she seems to be eating, take her in for an exam. Your veterinarian can also help you analyze your cat’s diet and how much cat food you’re giving her.

Give her lots of cat toys, a fair amount or treats, lots of attention, a good diet and lots of love. Remember, your pets count!

If you need pet products, shop online at The Pet Product Guru Store.

Celebrating the greatest times of your life. Great memories on Edgewater Gold Radio.

Listen online all the time from your desktop of laptop! Edgewater Gold Radio.

Download the free Edgewater Gold Radio App or listen directly from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!



Comments are closed.