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Female British Shorthair - Low Hanging Belly?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hello Cat-World

I have not been here for a long time - I am the owner of an adorable British Blue named Bombay Sapphire (or Bombino as we tend to call her!)

She turns one on Thursday :)

As she has matured, we have noticed that her belly seems to have "dropped" for want of a better word.

Is this normal?? It doesn't seem to bother her. My husband wonders if it is because she is busty?


I'll try to post some pictures here this evening to show what I mean.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

I believe it is very common with desexed girls, they get pouchy. My ragdoll and my DSH both have their belly pouches, and both of my daughter's do as well. Happy Birthday to Bombino, I can't believe she is turning one already! Pics would be lovely. :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

As Doreen said, very common in desexed cats. I have 3 boys and 2 of them have a belly pouch.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Yup Zuess has a big apron! It sways when he walks! Hehehe :rofl:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

I have two desexed boys (both Burmese & quite energetic) & they both have saggy bellies. My previous cat, a desexed female moggy, also had it.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

My girl has also a saggy belly (not really fat though), but I think it is also breed related - she has some BSH genes in her, while a friend's siamese does not have a gram of fat or saggy belly that you can see.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Ah - I never thought it could be to do with her de-sexing. Poor little girl. I love the idea that it is called a pouch though - we often joke that she is our little blue pademelon, so this just adds to that!

Thank you all so much for solving the mystery! I would have been mad with curiousity by the time she's next due for her shots :shocked:

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

My British Shorthair has a huge belly flop and we love it!!!!

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:35 AM

Those are the flabdominals - and ben lions have them so its not restricted to desexed cats!

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