Is your cat a healthy size?
Want to know if your cat is a healthy size? Click on the image below to find out how to check and to see where your cat comes up on the Cat Size-O-Meter...
The Cat Size-O-Meter is based on the Body Condition Score system used by vets to assess whether a cat is a healthy size. It's a simple, easy to use chart with step by step instructions for doing this at home. Vets often refer to it as a technical cuddle and cats love it as it encourages you to get hands on!
The areas to gently check are the ribs - these should feel like pens in a soft pencil case, whether you can see a waist indentation, your cat's belly and the lower back and hips.
If you need help using the chart or have worries about your cat's weight why not make the most of the free weight clinics offered by many vets. You can also check out our short video with vet Marc Abraham showing just how it's done here.
Where did your cat come up on the scale? Read our slimming advice for your cat if he's coming up in the 'overweight' or 'obese' sections.
Ensure to consult your vet if your cat is showing up in any section other than 'ideal'.