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I have a cat thats a year old and very small does any one know why this could be ?

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  • Lindsay ColbertLindsay Colbert Member Posts: 376
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    If she's 4 pounds and doesn't look too skinny she's probably just a naturally small cat, and probably the runt of her litter. When I'm trim I'm about 4.5lbs and right now all bulked up for winter (read- a chubby little munchkin) I'm tipping the scales at about 6lbs. If you're concerned she's too skinny by all means have the vet take a look at her, but if her weight is still distributed like is in her photo and she looks similar to the other cats only shorter and smaller she's probably just a small girl. The world's smallest cat is about 3lbs and he's perfectly healthy-
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