Loose skin

@Masihi (4228)
Canada
January 7, 2013 12:10am CST
I asked this question on my facebook page but I think I'll ask it here as well. (I'll copy/paste my question because I'm too lazy to type it all out again LOL) So here goes: Ok so Kitty os losing weight, soon she'll leave the feline obesity stage. She's doing so well on Whiskas dry and canned cat food, and water of course. Still not eating fish, but she is drinking the tuna juice and chicken juice (from the canned meats). Less farting - 95% better in that dept! Her fur is softer now too. She has some loose skin from losing the weight though...anyone know if that will resolve itself? Anyway that's my question, guys, I know there's more cat-lovers on Mylot that'll see my post as opposed to my Facebook friends list. Thanks in advance! :-)
3 responses
@deazil (3890)
• United States
7 Jan 13
Hi Masihi, I see you've done well with your cat's weight problem. Congratulations! That's no easy feat. I have a cat who was a little fatty quite some years ago. I got her to lose weight but she has that extra little pouch hanging from her belly now due to gravity. Actually, it's not really that little. When she runs, if you're looking at her from behind, her loose skin looks like a cows udders swinging wildly from side to side. It's very comical. I don't think there's anything you can do about it short of having her fitted for a kitty corset. I mean, think about it. Even if we have a little flab on our stomachs, if you get down on your hands and knees it's gonna look like a whole lot more than what it really is. So, aside from being aesthetically unappealing, there's really no harm in it. And I'm glad to hear there's less rumbling from the rear but probably not as glad about it as you are.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
7 Jan 13
I'm glad she lost weight too. I talked with a few other cat owners online and they all said to change the cat food, I know it was the food she was on before, as one person said that Friskies is the "junk food' of the cat food dept. Kinda like our MacDonalds. Those burgers make us humans rumble from our rear ends big time lol Well, as long as it's medically not harming my Kitty I'm satisfied!
@deazil (3890)
• United States
7 Jan 13
Nah, she'll be fine. Thanks for commenting!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Jan 13
I imagine cats are like humans in that respect. How her loose skin will behave will depend on how old she is and her general health. I'm sure it's nothing to worry bout though. Loose skin is an aesthetic problem rather than a medical one, surely?
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
7 Jan 13
Yeah, so it seems, I mean it looks like she's getting quite a bit healthier generally speaking, and I've noticed changes for the good. I was hoping the skin will shrink a bit but I guess not, and no I don't think it's a medical issue, I mean I hope not. Cats are proud animals and they don't really show too much pain, and us clueless humans don't really clue in if they are in pain. I grew up with cats but there was a a period of over a decade where I didn't own any pets at all, and now we had the opportunity to adopt Kitty, and now it's all coming back to me, about cat behaviour.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
7 Jan 13
I'm sorry, I shouldn't have a horrible case of the giggles...my little old lady, Murphy, passed a fart that was truly a killer!! My boyfriend, Bill, and I were sitting on the couch when she let one loose...talk about horrible!!! It was freezing outside and we had to open all the windows to get some air! It permeated the whole house! Kitty farts are hard to control! And they sneak out at the worst times. Khuay, one of my flame point Siamese would fart every time up picked him up (when he was a kitten), this kind of reduced the times you picked him up!!! Fortunately he grew out of the pick-me-up farts! But until he grew out of them I had to warn people not to pick him up, and I wasn't thrilled when he would jump in laps either because the farts would sneak out too! Unfortunately, short of plastic surgery, your little girl will have the "udders" that will swing back and forth, especially when she runs. It could reduce if she is a younger cat, but for older cats it's like older people who lose weight...they just kind of sag and bag.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
7 Jan 13
Oh my goodness, Kitty farted up a storm when she first was living with us, and yes, it was in our faces! It was the farting that made me worry about her health and prompted me to go look on the Internet for remedies. I just knew something wasn't right. But I'm sooo glad that I made the changes, and that her excess skin doesn't pose a medical threat either.