Q. My kitten is around 8 months old she is about half the size of her brother and hasn't grown very much at all, I was thinking maybe she has dwarfism?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Classical dwarfism such as is seen in people is extremely rare in cats but there are many other reasons for stunted growth. If she is otherwise well I would get your vet to check her at your next wellness/vaccination visit but she should be sooner if there is any evidence of ill thrift such as chronic diarrhea/vomiting or poor appetite as she is still old enough to maintain a good growth rate from here