My two daughters are getting a little bit chubby
They both are sisters of 3 1/2 years old, they are always active in the mornings, no running or jumping much though, however 85% of their time is napping time. They're about 5 kg each. Is this weight normal or should we start a working out program?
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Sleeping is what cats do best, and they do spend the majority of their time doing it. Cats are nocturnal, so they may be up more than you think, just at night. Don't worry about that unless they're sleeping so much they aren't eating or using the litter box.
A cat's weight depends on body size, breed type, sex, age; there isn't a uniform statement that "all cats should weigh under 12 pounds (or 5kg)". They should have a "waist" where the body goes in below the ribs, and you should be able to feel the ribs and backbone (feel, not see). I have a cat that's 14 pounds (about 6kg) and the vet says he's a perfect weight for his size.
The next time you take your cats to the vet ask him/her about the weight issue.
Louie (1996-2013) answered on 7/1/10. Helpful? / 0