Am I overfeeding my cat?

by Belle
(Philippines)




I have a 9-month-old neutered male cat that I picked up off the streets. Currently, he looks like his head is really small compared to his body, and the last time he got weighed (about a month ago) he was 3.9 kg.


I have been feeding him less to maybe get him back to proportional size, but I'm afraid that I'm not feeding him enough.

For the past couple of months, I have been feeding him only a handful of kibble (half a cup?) a day and he STILL looks disproportionate.

He's always super eager during feeding time that I think he's starving! :( I feed him twice a day: about 1/4 cup each time, sometimes 4 times a day, 1/8 cup each time.

He was neutered at 6 months old, with complete vaccinations.

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May 18, 2018
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He's still a kitten
by: Kurt (Admin)

At 9 months, he's still a kitten. He's probably quite active, and still growing. I think you'd have to feed him quite a bit for him to become overweight.

The kitten food you're feeding him probably has instructions on how much to feed. I'd start with that as a guide.

That being said, it's always good to monitor your cat's weight and check in with your vet to make sure you're doing the right thing. In the meantime, you can take a look at this chart.

May 17, 2018
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He Looks well proportioned!!!
by: Jolie6

He looks fine to me! I am no expert, but he doesn't look fat at all. I hope someone can verify that he's okay weight-wise.

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