Is it normal for a 10 month old cat to weigh 6 pounds?
She is a female, she eats 3 times a day ( wetfood ) and always has hard food. She is NOT spayed.
on Dec 28th 2011
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The only one who can determine if your cat is overweight is a vet, who will examine her, determine her bone structure, observe her "body-type" and question you regarding how much she eats, how much exercise she gets (or doesn't), etc. 6 lbs. isn't terribly much for a cat who's almost a year old to weigh. If she gained weight suddenly, she may be pregnant. Cats can become sexually mature and able to reproduce at about 6 months. I'm not sure why you haven't had her spayed, but your vet will ask you to consider it and explain to you how advantageous (and responsible) it is to spay or neuter your animals.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/28/11. Helpful? / 0
I'd have to actually see her to see if she's the right weight or not. Do you think she's too thin or too heavy? My parents took in a kitten when she was about 7 or 8 months old & she weighed 6 1/2 pounds then. She's always been little though. She's now 4 years old & she still only weighs about 8 pounds. Different breeds are supposed to be different sizes anyway. If you are concerned about her weight, take her to the vet & you should certainly get her spayed for many reasons including for her health.
Twinkle answered on 12/29/11. Helpful? / 0
No, it is not normal for a 10-month old cat to only weigh six (6) lbs. She should weigh at least 8 to 10 lbs. by this age and achieve her adult weight by age one year. Even if your cat is on the small side, 6 lbs. is underweight for a 10-month old cat. I would, however, get her spayed ASAP! Best of luck.