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From 9 pounds to 20 in six months??!!??

That's a bit alarming. I'd be headed in for another visit with the vet to discuss the issue.

In addition to looking at diet, I'd see if she's getting enough exercise. Is she running around and playing? Did she play when you saw her at the shelter? Will she chase any of the usual cat things, like strings or anything tied to the end of a stick, or a small object dropped on the floor? If not, she might be developing a bit of arthritis.

10 years is middle age for a cat. It wouldn't be unusual to see some early signs of aging.

Do you know any of her history - how she ended up at a shelter? If she was chronically under fed, she might be pre-disposed now to over eating whenever there is food around.

Speaking of food around, is she snacking on anything? One of our cats will lick dishes clean if we don't put them in the dishwasher immediately. (Fortunately, he's also very active, so his weight is just fine.)

Good luck!

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