normal weight for 10 week-old kitten?
February 9, 2010 3:58 PM Subscribe
Is my kitten underweight? Sick? Just small?
posted by slow graffiti to Pets & Animals (14 answers total)
We adopted a pair of kittens at 8 weeks, now 10 weeks old, two boys, littermates. One was always bigger than the other, and I'm not 100% sure it's just because one was the runt. Is he just scrawny, or sick?
They have had the first round of shots and are not due for round two yet. They have had a Strongid-t wormer. Both are active and seem happy. Small one is leggy and 1.6 kilos and big one is a stout 1.8 kilos. Both seem to have fairly normal drinking, eating and pooping habits, although the small one has occasional loose stool, nothing persistent. Both are gaining weight at about the same pace. Does the little guy need to go back to the vet for further examination to rule out any parasites not covered in the basic vaccination routine? If he continues to gain weight, is he fine?
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