Domestic Cat Weight Chart By Age
This domestic cat weight chart is adapted from data provided by the University of Pennsylvania.
Domestic Cat Weight Chart By Age.
You might be wondering: Can my cat be overweight? And if so, what should I feed my pet to help her lose weight? There are a couple of answers to these questions.
Yes, your cat can be overweight. Cats can become overweight when they eat too much food or exercise less than is necessary for them have a healthy weight. Cats who eat high-carbohydrate diets are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease because of the high sugar content found in most processed foods like dry kibble (unless you find one that also includes lots of veggies). If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease, ask your vet about switching them over to a low-carbohydrate diet such as raw food or canned fish & vegetable stew that comes without any added sugars.
From birth to six months, your kitty will most likely triple his birth weight.
From birth to six months, your kitty will most likely triple his birth weight. This is an incredibly fast growth rate!
During this time period, you can expect your little one to grow from about 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) at birth to approximately 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) by six months—and that’s just the average cat! Some kittens will be larger, while others will be smaller; all depends on their specific lineage and genetics.
Most cats are weaned off their mother’s milk after four weeks or so. At this point in your cat’s life he’s eating solid foods as well as nursing from mommy kitty every few hours or so if you’re still offering it (though some experts advise against it).
Growing kittens are typically fed kitten food until they reach one year in age.
When it comes to kitten food, you shouldn’t skimp on the quality. Kitten food is typically higher in protein and fat than cat food for adult cats. It also contains more calcium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin A — all nutrients that help a growing kitty develop its muscles and bones.
Additionally, you may need to increase your kitten’s caloric intake if they’re having trouble gaining weight or are underweight at their current rate of growth. Most kitten foods contain around 3,000 calories per pound (2 kilos) of dry weight; adjust this number based on how much wet food your kitty needs per day (1/4 cup = 100 calories).
Kittens should be able to regulate their own food intake after their first year and maintain a healthy weight.
Kittens should be able to regulate their own food intake after their first year and maintain a healthy weight. Adult cats should have access to fresh water at all times.
It is not necessary for kittens and adult cats to be fed dog or cat food. Cats should be fed high quality cat food labeled “complete and balanced” by AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) or equivalent standards in other countries. Cats require a higher protein level than dogs, but this doesn’t mean that you can feed them more than necessary as it will likely result in excess weight gain, which can lead to health issues such as diabetes and arthritis later on down the line!
An adult cat should weigh about 6 to 12 pounds.
An adult cat should weigh about 6 to 12 pounds.
This is a good weight for a cat to maintain for the rest of his life, which is about 15 years on average. This weight is also approximately 3/4 of their body weight.
If your cat’s diet is high in carbohydrates, he could gain weight as his body digests the extra sugar.
If you’re concerned that your cat might be overweight, it’s a good idea to consult with a veterinarian. If the vet believes your cat is overweight or obese, he or she will recommend a diet change and exercise routine for your pet.
A high-carbohydrate diet can lead to obesity in cats because they are carnivores who lack the ability to process carbohydrates from plants efficiently. Cats need protein and fats from meat, not carbohydrates from grains or vegetables.
If your cat has been on an all-dry food diet and becomes overweight as he ages, switching him over to canned food may help reduce his weight. A low-carbohydrate diet may be another option if you’re unable to switch foods for whatever reason (elderly cats may have trouble chewing hard food).
A healthy domestic cat should fit this weight chart unless there are specific dietary or medical reasons for being overweight or underweight.
It’s important that your cat maintain a healthy weight. In general, the best way to tell if your cat is overweight or underweight is by comparing them to this chart.
If your cat’s on the heavy side and you’d like them to shed some pounds, talk with your vet about how you can help them reach their healthy weight goal. If they’re looking too thin then consult a vet as well as they may need medical attention before they can be treated for losing weight.
It’s important to keep your cat’s weight in a healthy range for their age. If you aren’t sure about where your cat should fit on this chart, we recommend talking with your veterinarian as soon as possible. They can help you set a goal weight that is right for your feline friend and provide some tips on how to achieve it.