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lean kitten

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by girlyhouse, Feb 11, 2012.


  1. girlyhouse

    girlyhouse PetForums Senior

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    My young cat doesnt seem to be growing to me. He is getting longer but very lean.I dont know if im worrying unduly and i must take his weight and monitor it.He doesnt seem to eat that much but also as i have other cats they do a bit of the going around each others bowls. he is approx 16 -18 weeks now, and i wondered if he should be tubby at this stage and how many times i should be feeding him daily and with how much? i seem to have forgotten the set up with my other cats when they were young. Any advice would be fab , thank you
     
  2. ShelybellyandTeamC

    ShelybellyandTeamC Bad Joke Generator

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    Could you post a pic so we can see when he/she looks like??

    also could you post what you feed him brand and weight?

    :D
     
  3. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Well, I have got 4 cats, set feeding times and I know exactly how much each of my cats eats. Perhaps a little change in your routine (or brand of food or type of food) might mean that you know exactly what and how much your kitten/other cats eat too?

    As a rule, kittens should eat little and often.
     
  4. girlyhouse

    girlyhouse PetForums Senior

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    thank you both . have just weighed him and he is 5 pounds, does that sound about normal?
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    Sounds a good weight for his age
     
  6. Treaclesmum

    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

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    Treacle has always been long and lean, even though he's quite heavy, it depends on their body type. I think it's normal at that age for them to grow longer and then fill out later :)
     
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    girlyhouse PetForums Senior

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    Thank you everyone , think im just being a paranoid kitty mum,oops x
     
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    My kitten is 26 weeks old and was weighed at the vets yesterday. She weighs 2.4 kilos. I have been plotting her weight on a chart and she is within the normal parameters. She is also long and lean. 5 pounds converts to approx 2.2 kilos so I would say your kitten is the right weight for his age.
     
  9. loobiloo

    loobiloo PetForums Junior

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    We have two cats, from the same litter. While one of them is always hungry and consequently more on the portly side, the other is fussier and more active and has always been lean. I worried (and still do sometimes!) but the vet has reassured us that she is healthy :)

    Your kitty sounds just perfect!
     
  10. Kattkinkatt

    Kattkinkatt PetForums Junior

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    As the others have said your cat sounds fine, they do often go through a gangly teenagerer stage where they grow, but don't seem to gain weight (i am at that stage with one of my NFC at the moment).

    Even within a breed (and with mixtures more so), they can grow at differant rates.

    It might help to feed seperate, as this is one of the first signs of something wrong as cats can be very good at masking problems.
     
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