overweight kitty

shaina careyshaina carey south glens fallsMember Posts: 55
what is the normal weight for a dsh? my sisters cat is 17 lbs

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  • Accepted Answer
    It depends on how big your cat's parents were. Some cats reach up to 20 lbs without being considered overweight due to their genes. To tell if your cat is overweight, run your hands down his sides. You should be able to feel his ribs if you push slightly and there should be a clean abdominal tuck and his waist line should tuck in nicely too. There should be no fatty lumps under his belly that sway when he walks. A small "pouch" is condered normal for most cats, but there is a different between a small amount of loose skin and hanging fat. Good luck!
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
    Accepted Answer
    Natasha is right there is a pretty wide range of normal wights for DSH depending on their size and sex. Check out this guide which will help you figure out whether your cousins cat is obese and if so how much. Its easy to use with pictures and shows you exactly what to look for. http://www.placervillevet.com/feline body condition.htm
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