How much should my cat/dog weigh?
The ideal weight for your pet can be tricky to answer! Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and both age and whether your pet is a boy or girl can affect their body weight. An average cat should weigh around 4kg, but a large breed like the Maine Coon should be closer to 7kg. Then compare an average 2kg Chihuahua to a 70kg St. Bernard dog!
Even within the same breed individual variation means it definitely isn’t a case of one size fits all! For this reason, rather than talking about how much your pet weighs, vets have devised a body condition score system. This looks at how much fat there is in different areas of the body – more like your waist measurement – rather than just focussing on what the scales say.