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Sam's Mom 2
August 9th, 2007, 06:59 PM
:cat: I have a question for cat owners - if you have spayed or neutered your pet - do they always end up with a flabby, soft tummy? I know od 2 female cats done by the same Vet - just 3 months apart, and one is sleek and trim - the other has a flabby tummy that sways when she walks. How come? Both these cats lead a similar life style and similar diet. I always thought it had to do with the Vet and how they operate, but in this case - it was the same person. Any ideas why this happens?:cat:

August 9th, 2007, 07:02 PM
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August 9th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Welcome to the board

As for cats belly pouch, no not all cats get it
I think mostly it's physiological: ie depends on body type, size, weight, metabolism, genetics etc, it has nothing to do with the vet who spayed them - the process of spaying/neutering has nothing to do with the outward belly appearance of the cats

From my experience:
More females than males get the pouch
Many torties get the pouch
Being in the same house, having the same food, exercise & lifestyle will not determine if the cat get a pouch or not

My Bandit a male tuxedo did not have a pouch
My Mischief a female calico did not have a pouch
My Duffy a female tortie (who was only a year younger than Mischief when I got her) has a belly pouch

August 10th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Welcome to the forum. I've had numerous cats over the years (all spayed/neutered) and they all had little belly pouches. :shrug: We'd love to see pics of Sam. :cat: