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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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How Fat is my Cat?

Ok, so I'm beginning to except that my boy is a lil pudgy.

Now I ask you how fat is he?

Here are some pics i took today - I also weighed him and he is 16.4 pounds - The same weight he was 6 months ago at the vet and the vet said he was healthy and not overweight.












I wish i had one of these that were bigger lol - This thing was designed for kittens but he lives on it. Kinda funny.

Now this is about how fat my cat is, lets leave me out of it lol
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 06:21 PM
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Re: How Fat is my Cat?

Hmm ... well, he isn't as fat as my cat
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Re: How Fat is my Cat?

Based on the photo of him walking towards the camera I would put him at a 6 on this chart:

http://www.placervillevet.com/feline%20 ... dition.htm

But of course photos add 10lbs .

Get a view from above and compare to the chart. If he really is a 6 I wouldn't worry too much, but don't let him gain anymore.


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Re: How Fat is my Cat?

You were right on with the 6, i would definitely not say a 7 as that looks much more rounded then him but he's not quit a 5 as there is a little pudge.
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to be honest i think he is fine as he is, but i would not let him gain any more.
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Re: How Fat is my Cat?

I do think he looks somewhat overweight, try upping his exercise, or if you feed wet and dry food try lessening the dry and increasing the wet. BUT if you could get a standing side shot and a standing areal shot it would help to tell how overweight he is. Shots like this:
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Pics like those above would help for a clearer indication.

That being said, in the one pic where your cat is walking towards the camera, I do see an indication of a waist, which tells me that your cat is in a good weight range.
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Just as a side note - many cats have a little 'podgy' area in their belly region as seen in the pic above. This is perfectly normal and certainly doesnt mean your kitty is overweight.
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agreed with the above...the little pooch happens generally after they've been neutered or spayed.

He isn't fat...infact he looks quite normal. He weighs more than my cat (12lbs) and we think he's a chubby monster too...but doctor says he's fine and not fat at all. If your vet says he's fine then he's fine.
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Now this is about how fat my cat is, lets leave me out of it lol


I think he looks fine, he's just a big kitty.

And yes, pooch happens.

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