July 27, 2005 3:57 PM Subscribe
Wish I had his problem! Our lanky cat, who is two years old and in all respects healthy otherwise, is very skinny. How do we fatten him up? And should we?
posted by cacahuete to Pets & Animals (14 answers total)
He's not terribly interested in food and never has been; he tends to eat a few bites of food and walk away from it, at which time our five-month old kitten goes after it. He weighed about seven pounds the last time he visited the vet. Everyone who sees him remarks—with varying degrees of alarm—on his skinniness, but I also wonder if we're being overly concerned, and if we're just used to pets that are too fat. Assuming that he could use to put on a pound or two, what could we do to help him fatten up?