Weighing your cat on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to monitor her health. Gradual weight loss or gain is often not noticeable in cats until it has become quite dramatic. Consider that the average cat weighs 10 pounds. Weight loss of only 6% of a cat’s body weight is considered a clinical sign – that’s less than ten ounces. Depending on the size of your cat, visible changes to her weight may be too subtle to notice without actually weighing her.
In a recent article for Animal Wellness Magazine, I explained why weighing your cat regularly is so important.
How to weigh your cat
While you can weigh your cat by weighing yourself on a human scale, then weighing yourself while holding your cat, and subtracting the difference, your results will not be accurate enough.
Your best bet is to purchase an inexpensive digital scale designed for babies. These scales measure pounds and ounces accurately. We have and love this one, but there are plenty of similar ones available on Amazon (affiliate links*.)
I weigh Allegra on the first of every month. Weighing her at the same time each month makes it easy to see a pattern.
Click here to read Why You Should Weigh Your Cat Every Month.
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