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Cat weight guide for Russian Blue

I have recently bought a Russian blue kitten. According to the breeder, she is 3 months old (well, 3 1/2 now). Last week, when i brought her to the vet for a check, the vet was baffled. She said that ...
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Dextrose powder for puppies

My puppy is too skinny, even though he eats rice and other things I feed him. I bought dextrose powder in case he will become ill. But since he is not sick, can I put a dextrose powder in his water/...
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Any help would mean the world! My kitten in severely underweight with a massive stomach

My kitten is 12 weeks old and is still only 700 grams in weight and tiny in size. She eats and drinks well, is as active as she can be with her belly, but I can feel her spine, all her bones yet her ...
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Leopard gecko's remarkable lethargy and weight loss during recent 3 weeks

My leopard gecko stopped eating probably about 3 weeks ago. He has lost a significant amount of weight and is remarkably lethargic. He is now 29 grams and a little over a year old. My gecko never ...
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How to fatten up a Maine Coon kitten?

I have a 4-month-old Maine Coon kitten that is slightly underweight. The vet has given him a clean bill of health, but says the kitten is just "too busy growing and climbing trees, and just isn't ...
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9 month old cat gaining weight, switch to adult food?

Long back story below. See last paragraph for question. My cat just turned 9 months old. I’ve researched and it was recommended that you free fee a kitten till 1yr old, for growth. She was abandoned ...
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My Siamese eats like a model

My concern is my 2 year old long hair seal point female cat is light as a bird and in my opinion overly thin. She hides it well under a luxurious coat that in recent weeks seem lackluster at best. It ...
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Obesity in indoor cats compared to outdoor cats

Are there any statistics / findings on obesity rates in strictly indoor cats as compared to outdoor cats? Does giving a mostly indoor cat some time outside often result in noticeable weight loss?
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Are we feeding our bunny enough?

About a month ago, our bunny had to go to the vet for what turned out to be a respiratory problem (probably a cold; Metacam did the trick, but that's by the bye). While at the vet, she mentioned that ...
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Is my cat fat or does she just have saggy breasts? [duplicate]

The title should say it all, but to add to it: she hasn't been seen by a vet for a few years, but last time she was there the vet thought she was in good health and just a, "larger" cat and not fat. ...
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Why has my cat gained weight although he's on diet?

My cat has been overweight ever since. He had to lose weigth for a surgery, so I put him on a diet in 2017. He got less of his regular wet food mixed with water and "food cellulose", some kind of Slim ...
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How can I measure the weight of my cat?

I want to measure the weight of my cat in order to see if he is healthy according to his BMI. So I want to know how can I measure the weight. What is the correct way?
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Kitten is too thin - what can I do?

I've got two kittens, a generic black kitten and a white Siamese kitten. I've got the black one about two months ago, the white one about a month ago. I don't know the exact ages but they were both ...
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Dog breed variations - can average weight be wrong?

My wife and I rescued a 25lb dog from a humane society who definitely had some papillon in him. However, the "average weight" according to a bunch of different websites of a papillon is 7.5-10 lbs... ...
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Chihuahua is almost 20 pounds

I've been trying to get her to lose weight, but she acts so sad. The dog is a chi-weenie, and only eats oscar meyer's wieners. This questions is dead serious and I really need help. She is 8 years ...
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Why is my cat not losing weight?

I've been feeding her a quarter less than the usual pouchful, and less dry food too, for a month. She lost weight from her hips and has reached a plateau, I guess, but that is just a guess. The vet ...
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How to get 19 pound cat to lose weight

I need to get my cat to lose weight, she is a 4 year old, 19 pound, shorthaired cat. To clarify, she is not naturally a large cat, her weight is an issue. Her supposed ideal weight would be around ...
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Overweight lazy cat won't play

Two months ago I took in my grandmother's cat after she passed away. He's a 13 year old tomcat who has been rather spoiled - my grandmother would feed him by hand - often 'luxury' stuff like prawns ...
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Is it possible preview my dog adult size?

Few days ago, I adopted a three-month dog. I don't know his breed. Actually, he's mixed-breed. He weighs less than 1Kg now. Would someone guess his possible size and weight in the future based on his ...
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How can I tell the difference between a pregnant or overweight cat?

I'm taking care of this cat, and I don't have a great deal of experience with animals. My friend told me the cat was overweight when we first got her, but I've noticed she has quite a pronounced belly ...
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How do I help my older cat maintain weight?

We have a two cat household which includes a 16 year old skinny, spayed female and a 6 year old porky, spayed female. The older cat is a grazer, the younger eats everything in sight. The old cat is ...
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Why can I feel my 12 lb cat's spine?

I have a 10 yr old, 12 1/2 lb neutered male cat. He's normally an outside cat but has been wanting to spend time with me inside lately. While petting him I notice that I can feel his spine. He's ...
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My cat won't eat food that she normally likes

We're in a bit of a weird situation with our cat Rosie (female, 8 years old). We've had her for most of her life, yet have never seen her refuse to eat her food as much as she has this week. More ...
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Cat: Weight Management & Bladder Stones

Our 13 year old male tabby cat had two kinds of bladder stones a couple of years ago. He had surgery for the stones, all were removed, and there's been no issue with the stones returning since then. ...
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Cat diet success vs unhealthy weight loss, how do I determine a healthy target weight?

I have a cat, domestic long hair, ragamuffin mix, male, 15 years old and in good health (bloodwork last month was stellar, and he doesn't act a day over 8), but I am concerned about his weight. His ...
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Newfypoo weight chart

I got my first puppy, a Newfypoo (Newfoundland + Poodle), he is 8.5 weeks old and weights 10 lbs - is this a normal, healthy weight? I found this weight chart but I would like to hear directly from ...
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Can a cat be naturally skinny?

I'm writing with a question that has bugged me for a while. I have an approximately two year old rescue cat we found as a kitten. She is our first time cat so I'm not too sure if this is common but I ...
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Will my cat lose her extra skin (from losing weight)?

My cat Ginger (10 years old, female, spayed) came to us overweight. We didn't really worry about it until she started showing signs of arthritis, but we've recently changed her diet and it seems to be ...
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Why does my female cat stomach area hang so low?

When she's walking around I can see her belly hanging low. She has never gotten pregnant before. Does she just need to lose weight? She is also spayed and is a one-and-a-half year old house cat, if ...
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Switching from set times for feeding to free feeding of a cat

My cat Shiloh I believe the amount of food the vet recommended is not enough for him, I picked him up tonight and he is losing weight. The amount the vet said to use was to maintain, so it is failing ...
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Is it normal for a kitten to have a big belly?

I bought a food dispenser for my new kitten that allows it to eat as much as it wants. It seems to be getting what seems to me as an abnormally large belly, after just a few days. But I haven't had a ...
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How can I combat food anxiety in an ex-stray cat?

I have three adult cats, all found as strays. The first two I found as kittens so they now behave just like regular domestic cats. The third one I found a year later as an adult. I have integrated her ...
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Is my Norwegian forest cat too heavy?

I have a Norwegian forest cat. He is three years old; will be four in June. He just went for a vaccination/checkup and weighed in at 7.3 kg. The vet said he should be 6kg but they don't see a lot of ...
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How do I help my dog adjust after moving?

My dog: Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua/French Poodle Age: 9 Had surgery for a breast tumor a year and a half ago. No further sign of tumors. Previous Location: Mother's home 4 bedrooms (3 residents)...
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How can I tell whether my corn snake is over- or underweight?

We have been feeding our two-year-old corn snake mostly when he starts actively hunting, but I'm slightly worried that we're feeding him either too much or too little. He's probably okay, but: In ...
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Is my two-year old Maine coon too lean?

We have five cats, four adults and a kitten. Other cats eat well but this one is just keeping slim lean thin like it was a fashion model on a catwalk. She is a Maine coon and just got two years old ...
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How can I help a dog to lose weight?

My uncle's dog is obese (too fat) and my uncle wants him to lose weight. As the dog is currently staying with me, I was thinking of reducing his food intake and not giving him food as regularly as ...
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How can I help my adult rabbit gain weight?

I have a female English Lop that started growing well and was on a healthy track to meet normal weight requirements. She got stressed out and stopped eating and drinking. We were able to prevent ...