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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ok I'm mainly asking this because I am annoyed with people constantly telling me Jack Daniels is fat........I don't think he is..He self feeds but does so smartly like he doesn't over eat or anything.......

Would you call him fat?







I'm just absolutely frusturated of people trying to tell me my cat is overweight. Not only do I think it's absolutely rude to tell someone they are mistreating their cat (Especially since I'm really protective of my cat, healthwise and everything) but telling someone their cat is overweight when they have no idea what they are talking about! I mean Jack Daniels doesn't even have the facial structure of an overweight cat I know this for a fact because I used to have an overweight cat! Mystik is FAT! Jack Daniels isn't!

Well I guess I'm going to see if I'm wrong or if I'm right with what you guys tell me. If I end up being wrong I'll admit and find a way to fix the overweightness.
post #2 of 22
I think your vet would be the best advisor. My sister-in-law has a cat that people say is fat but when you pick him up, he is solid muscle. I know there was a link somewhere about how to tell if the cat was overweight and will post it whenever I figure out where it was.
post #3 of 22
He just looks like a well built cat to me!!!

And I know what you mean about people telling you what to do! When I was little I had VERY curly hair - And a women accused my Mum of perming it! The women said how disgusted she was that a woman would do that to her child! Mum tore strips of her!!! Some people just need to mind their own business!
post #4 of 22
He does look a bit big to me, but probably because he is big boned.. it's best to consult a vet...

and oh yeah, i hate ppl who tell me my cats are overweight...
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by kateang
i hate ppl who tell me my cats are overweight...
Me too!

He looks ok, but the vet would advise you best.
post #6 of 22
He looks fine to me!
People are always calling Chuckie fat, he's 18 pounds, but the vet said he was just a big cat and not fat.
post #7 of 22
He looks a lot like my Toby & Tedy. I don`t consider mine to be slim...but not fat either. (Oddly, while both cats now "look" the same size, Toby is considerably heavier than Tedy....also much more energetic, so i suspect more muscled)....so it`s not always easy to tell. Every cat is as different as every person is.
I agree that the vet should be the judge for sure.
Linda
post #8 of 22
Hey, if the vet says Chichi is fine, then Jack is perfect and Chichi's quite a big girl (please don't tell her what I said )
post #9 of 22
He looks a little bit chubby to me, but take him to the vet and ask. Dont worry about what other people say, it's your cat, and as long as you and the vet are happy with his weight to heck with what everyone else says.

btw, he's very pretty. I've always liked black cats.
post #10 of 22
I wouldn't call him fat. Hes a solid boy! What does he weigh?
post #11 of 22
He doesn't look chubby to me at all. He has the same build as Alex, and the vet says his weight is just fine.
post #12 of 22
People always say how "fat" Harley is - he is 8 months old and weighs 9lbs - but he's not fat at all - the vet says he is perfectly healthy and at a good weight for him - he's just very big boned!

I too, hate it when people say that, it makes me feel like I'm not taking good enuf care of my baby
post #13 of 22
the vet is the best guide for wt issues..
post #14 of 22
I actually think teufel has a big belly now, Tricia tells me that he is just solid but i do get worried! finally i have money for them to go to the vet!
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by gardenandcats
I wouldn't call him fat. Hes a solid boy! What does he weigh?

He weighs about 15 pounds.
post #16 of 22
My best guess is by picking the cat up. Mama looks heavy but is extremely light (mostly fur) but Baby Girl looks tiny and is surprisingly heavy.
post #17 of 22
try this link, from purina: evaluating your cat's weight. according to it, Pixel is overweight, & Cable & Java are ideal. but since Pixel's officially a senior, i'm not too concerned.
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by laureen227
try this link, from purina: evaluating your cat's weight. according to it, Pixel is overweight, & Cable & Java are ideal. but since Pixel's officially a senior, i'm not too concerned.

Jack is ideal considering to that
post #19 of 22
He does look a bit round in the belly - but you're right about the rest of him, he's otherwise very sleek with a beautiful shiny coat. I wouldn't stress about it - if according to that chart he's fine, then he's probably fine! I thought you were supposed to be able to run your hands down either side of a cats body, kind of `cupping' the cat, and their stomachs are supposed to be smaller than their ribs. If they're not, then they're overweight - a little or a lot depends obviously on each cat!
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Aah he's not fat he's FLOOFY!
post #21 of 22
heheh I love that word! "FLOOFY"
post #22 of 22
He kind of looks like my Rocky- the heavy side of normal. Your cat does not look like he is dangerously overweight, and like others said a vet would be the best to consult- some cats are just bigger boned.
It's especially hard when you have more than one. Rocky was sneaking the kitten food! I have decided to start giving them adult food b/c he kept eating it and they kept eating the "grownup" food anyway! BTW they are 8 months.
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