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Old 11-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know sheís not pregnant, because she has been spayed. I really donít think she eats that much and she doesnít like snacks.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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She maybe looks like she could lose a few pounds but she's defiantly not the worst I've seen.....


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Old 11-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just don’t understand it. She eats a ľ cup of dry food twice a day and a tablespoon of wet once a day. I'm starting to think she eating something else that i don't know about.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definitely not fat. Looks like she has one of those stomach pouches, all three of my female cats have this and look fat at certain angles but are not.
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Kind of a bad angle to tell to be honest.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hard to tell from that lying down position, but she does have a belly pouch. Some cats are more prone to this than others, but it isn't necessarily fat, but loose skin. She's fat if you can't feel her ribs under a light layer of fat, and when she's standing if she doesn't have a waist indentation. It's better for the cat if she's slightly underweight than overweight. Cats can develop diabetes and join problems if too much overweight.

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Hard to tell from that lying down position, but she does have a belly pouch. Some cats are more prone to this than others, but it isn't necessarily fat, but loose skin. She's fat if you can't feel her ribs under a light layer of fat, and when she's standing if she doesn't have a waist indentation. It's better for the cat if she's slightly underweight than overweight. Cats can develop diabetes and join problems if too much overweight.

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Thanks, I checked out the charts and she looks like a 5, but I donít understand the stomach pouch. It that something as a result of the spay surgery? I had her spayed as a kitten
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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She looks like a kangaroo
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually ET have that huge stomach pouch too, only now I know that is called stomach pouch. From the same angle as your picture, ET certainly look fat too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, my vet told me that some cats develop that sort of flabby pouch after being spayed. Both of my girls have it. Margaux's on the - uh, healthy - side, but her pouch makes her look seriously overweight.
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