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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Billie's Tummy Fat

Billie is now 1 but is still small and doesn't weight much, but she has quite the pouch. She was spayed at 3mons. It actually swings when she runs

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 01:45 PM
 
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A lot of times spayed cats get that pouch...
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 02:45 PM
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It's called a "fat pad" or a "fat sack" and it's purrrfectly normal. There are some theories that spayed females get it, but that hasn't really been proved out, as some males get it also. I think it's just one of those genetic body-type things.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 02:49 PM
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Scully had that long before she was spayed, and all four of her kittens (2 males, 2 females) have a fat sack, too. Looks pretty funny on an otherwise lean cat
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 09:36 PM
 
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Denzel's got it and had it before he was neutered. When he runs it swings too, poor lovey.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 11:06 AM
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I have one of those too!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 11:49 AM
 
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Zoee has it too. My boys really don't have one. I keep saying she needs liposuction She lost alot of weight and looks really good, but she still has the pouch!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 12:59 PM
 
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Actually almost all felines have the "primordial pouch" - part of the resason for it is to protect organs in fights (the fat sack" is between their skin and vitals) this protects them, in the wild, from the wild "kicking" that often occurs in fights, in nature.

Another reason, is to allow FULL EXTENSION when leaping - if their tummies are TIGHT - they would not be able to get the same level of extension of their back legs, when leaping.

It is common for the "primordial pouch" to collect more fat, when the animal is neutered, because their metabolism slows down. BUT --- even SKINNY Cats have the pouch -- it's just not as obvious


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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 01:50 PM
 
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i was always wondering about htat and was going to make a post, lol

Pharoah has it too, never notticed it until after he got fixed. Mioux doesn't have ti though.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 10:15 PM
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Wow, I am commenting on a thread from 2005, crazy!

But, whoever above is still active from that time, thank you so much for the explanation about the pouch! Dale has a massive pouch...was a little worried, but not anymore!
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