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SoullessRobin
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6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?
Sam7411
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6/12/2016 2:56:03 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take them to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.
Deb-8-A-Bull
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6/12/2016 3:27:04 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 2:56:03 PM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take them to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.

Silly sounding cat names hey. ?
SoullessRobin
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6/12/2016 5:25:21 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 3:27:04 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:56:03 PM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take them to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.

Silly sounding cat names hey. ?
I didn't name the black cat Sammy. I would've named him something else because he doesn't look like a Sammy XP.
Zora I named her that. Wanted something different. That what I came up with. You never hear Zora a lot. <.>
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6/12/2016 5:26:07 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
Rescue animals are always the best friends. Some people think they are actually rescuing the poor cat or dog, but most times it's just the opposite. The animal coming into the person's life is never an accident. Cats are old souls, while digs are the soul of souls that sole to humans, best you recognize why they're there putting up with you.
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6/12/2016 11:55:54 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 5:25:21 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
At 6/12/2016 3:27:04 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:56:03 PM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take them to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.

Silly sounding cat names hey. ?
I didn't name the black cat Sammy. I would've named him something else because he doesn't look like a Sammy XP.
Zora I named her that. Wanted something different. That what I came up with. You never hear Zora a lot. <.>

No I was only saying that because the 1st response you got was from Sam.
My 1st and most memorable pet ever was a cat named Sammy .
Anyway.
My misses is a vet nurse, I showed her this post , and she thinks you should get some paraffin oil, cause your cat has fur balls. Put it on the tops of his paws. And or feed him some tins of tuna, goodluck . Meow
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6/13/2016 12:10:37 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

8 lbs for a cat is a very reasonable weight, especially in spring in summer months when they have a tendency to slim down from the winter. Don't expect both cats to have the same eating habits, one is more energetic than the other. Also, if you have real concern, check Zora's stools when fresh, sounds nasty, but if there are white flakes in them she may have worms that would cause weight loss and a need to see the vet.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?
Axonly
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6/13/2016 2:18:08 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take the cat to the Vet, they're more qualified than internet armchair experts.
Meh!
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6/13/2016 7:41:32 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 2:18:08 AM, Axonly wrote:
At 6/12/2016 2:12:59 PM, SoullessRobin wrote:
I own two cats.
-Black long fur (with white under coat), male name Sammy who is rescue cat from past owners who abandoned him in a apartment. Sammy was originally given to my brother for his birthday (gift from me but never again will I buy him a animal) but disowned him because he has 'behavior problems' (switch isn't that bad really. He just likes to play with his food and water... the only real major thing is that he plays to rough with my other cat). His weight I consider normal (I don't know his lb weight). His torso isn't boney.

-Zora is a grey tabby who is smaller and female. She was given to me from a co-worker. She is 1 year old. Recently I notice she lost weight in her stomach area. She looks quite thin. She weighs at 8 pounds 12 oz. She eats normally but not as much as Sam. I been thinking of bringing her to the vet but people are telling me it's normal for adult to loose weight once they hit adulthood.

Both Zora and Sam are on a time feed due to Sam being way to active if he eats all day and hogging the food from Zora. They eat in separate rooms. If they eat in the same room. Sam will eat his then push Zora from her food and eat hers. Sam is a eating machine. He never stops eating. I seen him down 3 small bowls.

Sam-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Zora-recent photo
http://tinypic.com...

Does Zora look underweight to you?

Take the cat to the Vet, they're more qualified than internet armchair experts.

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Maybe someone doesn't have $500 handy.
Anyway the things that we suggested can not at all harm the animals. I wasn't going to suggest they make a small incision on his left hip and stick a rubber straw in it.
Sorry heaps about this Axonly.
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6/13/2016 8:34:40 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
Nah, the cat looks fine to me.
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6/15/2016 1:12:58 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
Your cats are fvking adorable, though honestly I can't tell through pics if their weights are appropriate. Check out the bit here (https://www.petcarerx.com...) about feeling up their ribs, that should give you a good idea. Zora may be underweight, or just small. My cat is 9 pounds and kind of chubby for her frame, so what sounds like a tiny weight might be just fine for your cat. Sadly, I can't tell a darn thing over the internet, but I wish your cats the best of health.