At which point is a cat a FAT cat?

Is there any rule like BMI (body mass index) for humans that gives the hint "cat is overweight"? Or is it ok as long as the ribs can be felt?

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    Signs that suggest that a cat is overweight are: - There's a little "sway" sack that hangs under that cat's tummy. This is a fat desposit often found among fixed cats, but proper feeding and exercise habits will keep it from becoming larger. - Ribs cannot be felt easily. A cat's ribs should be able to be felt under a minimal layer of fat, but they should not be seen from the eye. - The cat can't run or go up and down stairs without making "thudding" sounds or running out of breath. If you notice a "thudthudthud" sound when your cat tromps down the stairs, that suggests that it is hard for him to carry his own weight. If your cat runs out of breath after a short amount of play, then it obviously means that he isn't all that fit for proper exercise. If yu think your cat is fat, reduce his food intake by half and exercise, exercise, exercise. Once your cat is down to ideal weight, do not increase his food amount unless his ribs become visible or he'll gain all of the weight right back
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