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Raven88 Mon 09-Apr-18 15:08:54

She is 4 months and one week and I'm worried she is overweight. She has two meals a day and treats. She has 1 pouch of felix a day mixed with Purina Pro plan. Treats wise she has a few dreamies at bed time She is very active. But she is growing fast. She has loose skin on her belly. I've never had a cat and sure if she is normal. I don't want her to be unhealthy.

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Lonecatwithkitten Mon 09-Apr-18 15:14:23

We need pictures with her stood up from both the side and above to correctly assess weight.

Wolfiefan Mon 09-Apr-18 15:17:24

What does the vet say? Has she been out? When is she due neutering?

SuburbanRhonda Mon 09-Apr-18 15:18:34

How much does she weigh?

KirstenRaymonde Mon 09-Apr-18 15:21:36

She looks absolutely fine, the loose skin is normal, but Felix is basically cat McDonald’s so if you’re concerned to feed her properly look for foods actually made of meat not just derivatives.

Raven88 Mon 09-Apr-18 15:31:09

The last time she was weighed she was 1.6lbs and This was at three months. The vet was happy with her progress. 0.8lbs at two months. She is an indoor cat but she plays a lot we have racked up 2 hours of play already today. I'm going to change her wet food this week, we changed her dry to the one they stock at the vets and was worried about changing too much at once.

Here's 2 more pictures.

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YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 09-Apr-18 15:36:03

Look at that happy tail!

She looks perfectly fine to me.

AaronPurrSir Mon 09-Apr-18 15:42:38

She is gorgeous and looks very healthy.

Ohyesiam Mon 09-Apr-18 15:45:01

She’s not overweight. But she is completely lovely.

YesItsMeIDontCare Mon 09-Apr-18 15:46:29

She looks fine to me OP. Beautiful girl, gorgeous glossy coat and not fat at all.

YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 09-Apr-18 15:57:48

Stealth boast ?? grin

Raven88 Mon 09-Apr-18 16:08:26

Thanks for putting my mind at ease.

@YetAnotherSpartacus no just overthinking.

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YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 09-Apr-18 16:19:05

I was joking ... Note the grin, because she really is gorgeous.

NellythePink Mon 09-Apr-18 16:20:10

She looks glossy and healthy, and not fat!

Wolfiefan Mon 09-Apr-18 16:24:33

She looks lovely. My comments were because we rescued a cat who had her first kittens aged 6 months. shock

AsAProfessionalFekko Mon 09-Apr-18 16:28:34

Just an excuse to post some cat pics!

Anyone a else got a chubby puddy?

Vitalogy Mon 09-Apr-18 16:28:55

Looks just fine. Nice glossy coat too.
That loose skin is for stretch ability. smile

EachandEveryone Mon 09-Apr-18 17:31:49

She is completely gorgeous whats her name?

Veterinari Mon 09-Apr-18 17:40:05

What lone car said

You might find this useful:
www.wsava.org/WSAVA/media/PDF_old/Body-condition-score-chart-cats.pdf

TheNorthWestPawsage Mon 09-Apr-18 17:42:32

Black cats smile

Allergictoironing Mon 09-Apr-18 18:17:29

Ooh looks like she's a smoke! grin

Looks an awful lot like a mini version of my Girlcat, who despite being 4.8 kg at her weigh in last month the vet said was in excellent condition.

Raven88 Mon 09-Apr-18 18:24:07

@EachandEveryone her names Raven

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viccat Mon 09-Apr-18 20:35:57

At four months she should still be eating as much as she wants, on demand. I would do more than two meals a day. A kitten that is still growing can't really be overweight - it's something to assess around the one year mark when growth stops/slows down.

Has she been spayed yet? Now is the perfect time if not, before her first season.

Raven88 Mon 09-Apr-18 21:19:50

@viccat
it's rare that she empties her bowl before her next meal time. We used to feed her three times a day but reduced it to two to account for treats because she gets some before we go to sleep. If her bowl is empty I add more dry in and that's why I was worried about her weight.

The vet wanted to wait until she was 6 months for spaying.

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dementedpixie Mon 09-Apr-18 21:23:56

It's advised to do it at 4 months. I went to a different vet to get my boys done at 4 months as mine said 6 months too

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