Is 10 pounds bad for a cat?

Is 10 pounds bad for a cat?

Ideal Weight for Cats Most domestic cats should weigh about 10 pounds, though that can vary by breed and frame. A Siamese cat may weigh as few as 5 pounds, while a Maine Coon can be 25 pounds and healthy.

How much weight can a cat safely lose in a month?

Typical minimum weight loss per month for a healthy adult act is about 0.5-lbs. Ideally, your cat will lose close to one pound per month. Some cats may need to lose weight slower while others may reach their weight loss goals more quickly.

When did my cat start to lose weight?

She came through and now 18 months later is still with us, eats and drinks a lot, but when she turned 15 in August 2019 she started losing weight. Regularly. Despite eating and drinking normally.

Why did my 14 year old cat stop eating and drinking?

My 14 year old cat stopped eating and drinking pretty suddenly about 18 months ago. A vet checkup and full blood panels and ultrasound showed inflamed digestive track. The vet said it could be an IBS kind of thing or the start of cancer. She put our cat on prednisone steroid and an appetite enhancer, both administered as cream rubbed in her ears.

What should I do with my 10 month old kitten?

Try it to see if you can draw your cat to these appropriate toys and away from inappropriate or dangerous items. At this age, cats need to be completely off kitten food. Your cat needs the protein that adult cat food offers. If you are tempted to give your cat human food, think again.

What happens if your kitten has a large hairball?

A large hairball can cause constipation or an intestinal blockage, which would require veterinary attention and possibly surgery. In most cases, however, hairballs are harmless and are vomited up. The risk of forming large hairballs may be reduced with frequent brushing. Fortunately, your cat’s teenage phase lasts only about four months.

How much weight can a 10 pound cat lose?

But a pound weight loss in a 10 pound cat is loss of 10% of the cat’s body weight. That is significant. Too often, I have seen cats brought in for an examination only after they look like the cat to the left and this is MUCH too late! Unfortunately, when you look at your cat, you may not notice early weight loss.

Can a one year old cat gain weight back?

Erica wrote:”I have a one year old male cat. About 3 months ago he started drooling, lost body weight, and was irritable towards the other animals in the house. The symptoms keep coming and going. But he has not gained all his body weight back.

What happens if your cat has too much weight?

Even just a couple of extra pounds can make your pet more likely to get some health problems such as type 2 diabetes and make others, like arthritis, worse. It can even keep them from grooming themselves properly. Keeping off excess weight should lead to a healthier, happier cat.

Try it to see if you can draw your cat to these appropriate toys and away from inappropriate or dangerous items. At this age, cats need to be completely off kitten food. Your cat needs the protein that adult cat food offers. If you are tempted to give your cat human food, think again.