Is my Kitten over weight or just a big boy?

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Oliver is a large breed,long bodied,long hair mixed 8 month old male Kitten who is currently 10 lbs. I think he is either a Maine Coon or possibly a Siberian mix. My question is how do I know if his weight is normal for a large breed mix or if he is actually over weight? He eats 1/2 cup dry premium food daily (dry food always avail but only 1/2 c daily) along with 3-5.5 oz of premium canned food daily (divided into am & pm feedings).

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Asked on February 21, 2016 10:44 pm
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A 10 pound 8 month old kitten is large! A cat of proper weight will not have a “pendulous” abdomen. Also, with light digital pressure on the sides you should be able to feel some ribs. Certainly, some breeds of cats are large. Your regular veterinarian can certainly guide you regarding his weight. Has Oliver been neutered yet?

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on February 24, 2016 7:11 pm
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