Assessing Weight

The importance of tracking weight gain & loss

Weighing kittens is vital in monitoring their overall health and well-being. On average, they should be gaining about 10 grams per day or 100 grams per week. If a kitten begins to lose weight or is having difficulty gaining weight, this can be an indicator that the kitten is unwell, and this should be investigated immediately.

With kittens 2 weeks old and less, recording their weight before and after every feed can help determine whether they are consuming enough formula. Kittens should gain on average 5% of their body weight each feed. Weight is also important in correctly dosing for medication and preventative treatment such as worming liquid.

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