The last step in assessing your cat’s body
condition, after assessing the chest and the back, is weighing-in on the amount of abdominal
fat that he has. And this one is something that you’re going
to feel more than see. Cats have a fat pad on their abdomen, just
in front of their rear legs. You should be able to feel this with your
hand. Now if you can’t, your cat’s too thin. An appropriate fat pad feels about the size
of a lemon or a small orange. More than this and your cat is too heavy.