Last time we were in for a vet visit I asked Doc about Wylla's current size. She has a body condition score poster hanging in the office which shows cats ranked on a scale from one to nine. One is "too thin" and nine is "too heavy". Doc ranked Wylla on the upper end of five, almost a six, and five is "ideal". She thought that was the perfect place for Wylla to be, given her condition.
And now we need to try to maintain this ideal weight and not let her get TOO fat. She's always been able to eat as much as she wants (or as much as we feel she can process) each day, but now I need to take a close look at how much she is consuming, and start rationing her food out according to the recommendations by our vet and the food manufacturer. She's currently 7.75 pounds, and we'll try to keep her under 8.
She's still feeling really great, and her poops are solid once again. Her energy level has been off-the-charts, and she's acting extra kittenish these days. At times, she's almost too much for Charlene, so Charlene will stay in the shadows while Wylla works her crazies out.
It makes me so happy to know that after being too thin for the bulk of her lifetime, she's finally where she is supposed to be!