Holly went for her yearly booster the other day, and weighs in at 4.02kg, and the vets says she's overweight. When we first rescued her two years ago, she was 3.5kg, so was a bit too small. A year later 3.76kg, and now she's 250g heavier, which is a lot for weight gain in a year for a cat. The vet wants her to lose 250g. I don't think she's that bad. Yes, she is only a small cat and I agree that putting on that much weight needs to be tackled, as it's easier to tackle it now, whilst it's only a 250g she needs to lose, rather than her continuing to put weight on. I'd say, looking at this chart, she was between 3 and 4. She still has a waist-line if you look at her from above, but she's not tucked in like no 3, and does have a little underbelly that you can feel near her back end. But she's not got a belly like no 4. The vet said she was nearly obese, which I certainly don't think she is!! She IS closer to no 4, but her belly doesn't hang as much, and I can feel her ribs as they're as described in 4. But her belly isn't as big. I agree with the vet in that she shouldn't put on anymore weight, and it's easier to tackle now, I think how she was a year ago would be the minimum I'd want her, though. Plus, I wouldn't want her putting on 250g a year (although I don't think she would). The vet says it's easier for cats who are placid to put on weight, as they're not running on nervous energy. Holly IS placid, and very chilled. Anyway, it's diet time!!! She has 4 Dreamies on a night when I go to bed. That is now dropping to 2. Occasional Dreamie treat in the day: stopped. She has a sprinkling of dry when we have our tea, as she like to eat with us. (She has very few dry rubbish, anyway, I never leave her it down). OH always does too many, so portion control on that, and probably stopping it all together. Play sessions every day. I reckon cutting down/cutting out those dried biscuits on an evening, and making sure she has enough of her raw meat, so she can have that instead. (This all started with her joining us right at tea time, as soon as we sat down, then nattering, so it was easier just to give her a few biscuits). Any more tips?