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Old 05-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When will weight gain slow down?

Hello

Poptart is doing well but still growing at a rapid rate (averaging 30 grams a week). She now weighs 442 grams. She eats a mixture of Blue Buffalo and Welllness foods plus watermelon and hard boiled or scrambled egg. She is active on her wheel at night. My question is: is it normal to keep gaining like this at 4 months? She seems kind of pudgy but can still roll into a ball.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: When will weight gain slow down?

Shadow's almost 4 months and he's doing the same thing. He eats Blue Buffalo and Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul Lite.
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At four months old, she is almost fully grown. Her weight gain should be slowing down soon. If you could put up some pictures, we could have a better idea if she's still growing, or if she's getting chunky. If she is getting chunky, you should lower the fat content of her food.
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