When do Cats Stop Growing?
I still remember the first time I saw my cat, I felt it was so small.
After I brought it home, I kept thinking: "When will it grow up?"
Even though it is almost two years old now, the figure of it is still small.
Frankly speaking, it is smaller than most cats of the same age I have seen.
And it is still growing up after one year old.
Although it is generally believed that a cat can grow to its normal body size around one year old, many adult cat foods define an adult cat as being over one year old, but this is not the case.
There are still many cats that will continue to grow after one year of age.
When is a cat considered an adult?
Currently, the prevailing view is that cats become adults when they are one year old. But in fact it is not the case.
The adulthood of cats is actually very similar to that of humans, and cats must also go through their "teenage period".
During the "teenage period" of cats, they will experience the peak of growth and their puberty.
From a physiological point of view, a cat is considered a kitten until 6 months old, and a juvenile before 2 years old.
Cats will go through their puberty at about 6-9 months.
Female cats will begin to find a partner, while male cats will become stronger and even more aggressive.
Some cat owners think that cats can only give birth to children when they are adults, but in fact, they can start such behaviors in adolescence.
It was also during this period that the cat's teeth began to stop growing.
When will my cat stop growing?
As mentioned earlier, most of the growth process of cats occurs in their infancy and adolescence.
Most cats will be close to their largest size when they are 9-12 months old.
But it does not rule out that many cats will continue to grow up after one year of age.
However, the growth rate of cats will become very slow after one year, and most domestic cats will stop growing after 18 months.
The Maine Coon cat is an exception.
It takes longer to grow than any other cat. It usually takes 2 to 4 years to grow.
In fact, the best way to tell when your cat stops growing is to measure its weight every month.
As cats grow, their body length and weight continue to increase.
If you measure your cat's weight once a month, you will easily notice when these measurements stop changing.
In fact, Lionpapa feels that no matter what kind of growth process our cats will go through, the most important thing is to give them the best care and warmest love.
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