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Is his saggy belly normal?

tessblack

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Hi, I have two nine month old sphynx and the male is getting a saggy lower belly? He is not fat at all and very active and was wondering if this is normal?

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Normal and part of the breed standard!

My vet loves to see how saggy Haji's belly is. She always says "Oh, thats a good sphynx right there!"

I think a better measure of if your kitty is a bit overweight is the overall weight of the cat, not so much where the fat lies.
 

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I love the Sphynx pooch. I call it her Buddha Belly.

Also, if you look at from behind (down at her level) on Stella, it almost looks like utters :D
 

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Hi, I have two nine month old sphynx and the male is getting a saggy lower belly? He is not fat at all and very active and was wondering if this is normal?

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tess
Hi Tess,
Yes, it's standard for Sphynx to have a round pot belly! Browse through the photo albums here and you'll see many pudgy bellies. My girl, Helen, has the flabbiest belly of all my cats. Her brother, Walter, is starting to get a little squishy in the gut (I just noticed as I was typing this :LOL:) but Nelson and Mandy don't have any pudge on their bellies. As long as he is active and maintaining a healthy weight, this is perfectly normal. Just like us humans, they collect extra fat on their stomachs, especially as they get older...:Angry:
 

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Bluto's flabby belly rests on his hind paws when he sits! It's too funny but every time I go to get the camera he moves - I think he knows what I'm trying to take a picture of! :LOL:
 

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Bluto's flabby belly rests on his hind paws when he sits! It's too funny but every time I go to get the camera he moves - I think he knows what I'm trying to take a picture of! :LOL:
Helen's flab also rests on her back paws when she sits. Notice in this photo how she's skillfully maneuvered her tail in front of it to hide the flab! Typical woman! :LOL:
 

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Helen's flab also rests on her back paws when she sits. Notice in this photo how she's skillfully maneuvered her tail in front of it to hide the flab! Typical woman! :LOL:


Too funny!!!:Hysterical:
 

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Thanks for all the replies, that makes me feel better. I guess I am just paranoid about these things because I am new to the breed and with my hairy cats it hid so much.

Thanks everyone.

tess
 

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Helen's flab also rests on her back paws when she sits. Notice in this photo how she's skillfully maneuvered her tail in front of it to hide the flab! Typical woman! :LOL:
She she has A complex you have to stop calling that girl fat:Woo::Laugh:
 

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A saggy belly is a good thing....

I can't tell ya how LIBERATING it is to type that :LOL:
 

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Bluto's flabby belly rests on his hind paws when he sits! It's too funny but every time I go to get the camera he moves - I think he knows what I'm trying to take a picture of! :LOL:
So does Frankie's....I call it his Penguin pooch because it reminds of how penguins lift that pouch of flab up to keep their eggs & chicks warm. Frankie does not appreciate it at all when momma plays with his penguin pooch and makes sure he reminds me with a few love bits that he's quite proud of his gut.
 

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So does Frankie's....I call it his Penguin pooch because it reminds of how penguins lift that pouch of flab up to keep their eggs & chicks warm. Frankie does not appreciate it at all when momma plays with his penguin pooch and makes sure he reminds me with a few love bits that he's quite proud of his gut.
Penguin pooch :LOL: I love it! That's a perfect name!
 
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