my one year is a skinny cat

by Derek

My male cat is about 1 year old has been neutered about 3 months ago, he is very thin, sleeps most of the day but must go hunting because of all the seeds stuck to his coat in the morning,when I do see him moving its always on the run. his short coat has a good gloss but he is moulting a lot at present (hot July) He eats a full bowl of cat meat twice a day and has access to dry food all day. he was wormed about 3 weeks ago, why is he so skinney?

Answer by KAte
It is funny you should ask this, i am in the same situation with one of my 1 year kittens. Same situation really he eats well, looks healthy has a good coat and has seeds stuck to his tail every morning, but is very thin. I have wormed him but wonder if he is eating mice etc and this may have caused worms anyway.

I will be taking my cat to the vets soon for his annual booster injection and so will ask then. it is a puzzle to me too, so I am afraid I can't answer your question. it is good to know though that i am not alone in this, I was beginning to really worry myself.

if you have not wormed your cat then perhaps it would be a good idea to do so.

best wishes Kate

Comments for my one year is a skinny cat

Click here to add your own comments

Other cats
by: Sals

Hi. I'm going through the same thing. But I have other cats who have access to her food unfortunately. I'm in a rented appartment so I can't get an electronic cat flap . She has a small frame and her coat is shiny. She has been dewormed so Check out for little visitors.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Cat Questions.

I'd love to hear what you think of this page or my site. Let me know if you like what you have read or if it has helped you with a problem.

It's easy to do just leave a comment in the box below and click the like / share or +1 to let others know about my site. Thank You It really is most appreciated.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.