I didn't know kittens could be so overweight! Simon is 6 months old, DOB 5/3/13... at his 4 month check up at the vet, he was nearly 6lbs. We asked the vet about it, she didn't seem to concerned yet, and felt he was going to be a big cat.
He already has the saggy belly that swings when he runs....to be fair though, he had the "pouch" when we got him at 11 weeks. It was more of an empty pouch then though. He's pretty active, and he eats Nutro Max Kitten. We initially free fed, but he's been eating two meals a day for at least 2 months now, and the weight gain continues. When we feed him, he acts like he is absolutely starving and hasn't eaten in days. He will eat anything he can get in his mouth- dog food, people food, anything he can find. He has to be locked in another room when we eat and feed the dog. He even steals bits of milk-bone as they fall out the dogs mouth. I've never had a cat that would eat ANYTHING like this. My last cat refused everything except like 3 kinds of dry cat food. I'm quite certain he is fed less than the recommended amount on the package, though in my past experience, cats, especially kittens, were always free-fed. I thought a growing kitten needed it. Do we need to switch to a different food, or what? I'm not really interested in anything raw or canned... I prefer dry kibble. Is there weight control kitten kibble? Does he need kitten food still?
The picture taken in the window is about a month old, the others are more recently.