Since this thread is for asking advice on what to do with weight issues, I thought I would ask for advice! Right now, mine are still kittens. They will be six months old in a little over a week. I was under the impression that the weight for a six month old kitty should be between 5 and 6 pounds, assuming that the adult cat might be between 10 and 12 pounds. I'm sure this is subject to interpretation with the individual cat.
Pixel has yet to reach the five pound mark. Her bones are thin and she is very lean, and I worry that she does not eat ENOUGH. However, she may just be a small cat (7-8 pounds at adulthood). I am trying not to worry until she gets a bit older, because she is definitely active.
Bamf, on the other hand, weighed in at 7.7 pounds last week when he went in for his neuter! He will surely be approaching 8 pounds soon, and the difference is easy to tell when you pick them up. Bamf's frame is much larger. His bones are thicker than Pixel's and his shoulders and hips are muscular. He still has a very defined waist, but his belly is very round. His nickname is, aptly, "Mr. Chubbs." I don't want him to get too big, but I don't want Pixel to undereat!
They are currently fed about 1.5 oz of Wellness grain free (chicken, turkey, chicken and herring, or beef and chicken) wet in the morning and in the evening. In addition to this, they are free fed about 1/3 cup each of Taste of the Wild dry.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Often, Pixel doesn't finish her wet food. Sometimes she will spurn it entirely and run off, and other times she will only eat it if you feed it to her off of your fingers. And then Bamf comes to steal her food.
If they each ate what they were supposed to (1/3 cup Taste of the Wild and 3 oz of Wellness Grain free wet) they would end up at about 230 calories per day, which seems about right.
So anyway, I am asking for suggestions to get each kitty to eat the right amount of foods! Thanks.