5 Explanations For Why Is My Cat So Small


1. Your Cat’s Gender

Male cats tend to be much larger that females. Therefore, if you have a female kitten, the gender might be the reason why is she small.

2. The Runt Of The Litter

There’s usually one runt kitten  born in a litter and they are easy to distinguish since they’re the smallest and the weakest of the group. Runt kittens might have congenital defects, which are abnormalities of structure, function, or metabolism.

3. The Feeding Pattern

Noticing that your kitty is small could be a sign of an underweight cat. That’s why having a feeding schedule is important because it will ensure that your feline companion is eating the necessary daily food portions for maintaining a healthy weight.

4. Poor Nutrition

Maybe your cat has had a poor nutrition during her kittenhood. Proper nutrition is the foundation of a healthy adulthood, and of healthy growth.

5. Your Cat’s Breed

Some breeds might be smaller in size, such as Siamese, American Curl,  Cornish Rex, etc.

6. Cat Dwarfism

Cats with dwarfism have shortened limbs, unusual proportions, and underdeveloped parts.

7. Internal Parasites

Another reason your cat might be small are parasites they had earlier in their life or still carry as kittens. The common types of worms that can affect cats are  hookworms, tapeworms,  and roundworms.

8. Diabetes Or Hyperthyroidism

If your cat has been eating  regularly and you don’t notice  any loss of appetite,  but instead there’s a loss of  weight then they might  have Diabetes or hyperthyroidism.