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Old April 21st, 2003, 06:50 PM
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Question Is my cat's pouch a potential problem?

My 6yrs old cat has a stomach pouch. It's not hard, and she's not pregnant. She will let you touch it, sometimes. We feed her Purina One Senior Protection Formula, which gives her dandruff. She eats alot and has no problems going potty. She's overweight and has been overweight about 3 times in her life.
Is the pouch a potential problem?
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 12:54 PM
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What do you mean by "pouch"?

If it's a lump, then it could be a tumour.

I also wouldn't consider a 6 year old cat a senior.
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 04:53 PM
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Her stomach hangs down when she walks. You can see the lump when she lays down because it pokes out. It's a soft lump. Everyone thinks I worry too much, because she's over weight. My husband believes that since over weight people have stomach pouches, why not cats?

I feed her senior cat food because she has slowed down considerably, and older cats don't burn as much energy as younger cats. Therefore, her food should match her activity. Am I wrong?
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 08:29 PM
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You could very well be right about her food, it makes sense. I didn't realize from your first post that she was so inactive.

As for the pouch...do you mean a roll?? Like, layers? I'm still trying to picture this, but I can't...
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Old May 11th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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My 9 year old female cat has a POUCH too, all it is is just extra skin basically. As long as there is no hard lump, it is fine. I really wouldn't worry about it.
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Old May 13th, 2003, 06:39 PM
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My 9 year old female cat has a POUCH too, all it is is just extra skin basically. As long as there is no hard lump, it is fine. I really wouldn't worry about it.
I agree.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 07:05 PM
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female cat pouch

Female cats that have been spayed OFTEN get a pouch. In fact I've never met one that was of a significant age that didn't. I think it has something to do with the spaying process.
It may look funny when they run, but it's not harmful.
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