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From:Stratford, Ont, Canada
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 03-08-2004 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mag_mor_min     Edit/Delete Message
I have a himalayan cat that is turning 11 in April. She has been small her whole life and the vets say that its just how she is. I would feel much more confident with her health if she could gain some weight. She only weighs 6.5 pounds. If anyone knows how I can fatten her up please post it.

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From:richmond, va USA
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 03-08-2004 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fridaylove     Edit/Delete Message
If the vet says she is ok...then I would really go with what the vet says. You could offer her more food, leave food out for her to eat whenever. Give her an increased portion of wet food.
Cats aren't really supposed to be fat, they're supposed to be lean.

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-08-2004 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
You can switch her to a higher calorie food for weight gain but its really much healthier for them to be lean...if your vet thinks she is an ideal weight I would'nt worry about it.

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From:Toronto, Canada
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 03-08-2004 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
I would listen to the vet and not worry about it.

My family had a cat that weighed 6lbs her whole life, she was just the runt of the litter. One day she managed to drag home an entire partridge.

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