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January 9th 06, 08:26 PM
I am new to the group and to cat ownership. I adopted 2 kittens back
in the summer, one male and one female. Their names are Donny and
Marie. They are now 7 months and have been a great joy to me.

I want to do the right thing so at four months, I had them both fixed.
Donny is fine but Marie's abdomen is slumping, for lack of a better
term. This occurred right after the surgery but I didn't think
anything of it at the time. Her belly has sagged and it is clearly
visible. You can feel two bulges or masses in the dropped area but she
is not tender at all. Can other cat lovers who have had this surgery
please tell me whether or not they have had a similar experience and if
I should worry or not? Thanks in advance.

mlbriggs
January 9th 06, 10:40 PM
On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 12:26:42 -0800, wrote:

> I am new to the group and to cat ownership. I adopted 2 kittens back
> in the summer, one male and one female. Their names are Donny and
> Marie. They are now 7 months and have been a great joy to me.
>
> I want to do the right thing so at four months, I had them both fixed.
> Donny is fine but Marie's abdomen is slumping, for lack of a better
> term. This occurred right after the surgery but I didn't think
> anything of it at the time. Her belly has sagged and it is clearly
> visible. You can feel two bulges or masses in the dropped area but she
> is not tender at all. Can other cat lovers who have had this surgery
> please tell me whether or not they have had a similar experience and if
> I should worry or not? Thanks in advance.


IMO Take her to TED and have her checked for a hernia. Best wishes that
she is OK> MLB

MaryL
January 10th 06, 02:12 AM
> wrote in message
oups.com...
>I am new to the group and to cat ownership. I adopted 2 kittens back
> in the summer, one male and one female. Their names are Donny and
> Marie. They are now 7 months and have been a great joy to me.
>
> I want to do the right thing so at four months, I had them both fixed.
> Donny is fine but Marie's abdomen is slumping, for lack of a better
> term. This occurred right after the surgery but I didn't think
> anything of it at the time. Her belly has sagged and it is clearly
> visible. You can feel two bulges or masses in the dropped area but she
> is not tender at all. Can other cat lovers who have had this surgery
> please tell me whether or not they have had a similar experience and if
> I should worry or not? Thanks in advance.
>

That's very common. I would check with a vet to make sure, but it sounds
like primordial pouch (or "spay sway"). If so, there isn't anything you can
do about it, but it also isn't a problem. One theory is that primordial
pouches give cats extra protection in fights, but they do become much more
pronounced in some cats after spaying.

MaryL

Photos of Duffy and Holly: >'o'<
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January 10th 06, 05:15 PM
Thank you for that kind and helpful reply. My local country vet will
laugh in my face if I bring in Marie for this. I am sure she must have
this "spay sway" since the condition coincided with the surgery and
also since she seems perectly fine in every other way. I enjoyed the
pics of you cats. Here are some pics of my beautiful friends. there
are two pics. One is soon after adoption, in a box. In the other,
they help me with the dishes.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9040654&uid=4297243

MaryL
January 10th 06, 05:46 PM
> wrote in message
oups.com...
> Thank you for that kind and helpful reply. My local country vet will
> laugh in my face if I bring in Marie for this. I am sure she must have
> this "spay sway" since the condition coincided with the surgery and
> also since she seems perectly fine in every other way. I enjoyed the
> pics of you cats. Here are some pics of my beautiful friends. there
> are two pics. One is soon after adoption, in a box. In the other,
> they help me with the dishes.
>
> http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9040654&uid=4297243
>

Lovely cats! Thanks for sharing.

I doubt if your vet would laugh. I imagine this is a rather common
question.

MaryL

jmc
January 10th 06, 07:03 PM
Suddenly, without warning, exclaimed (10-Jan-06
5:15 PM):
> Thank you for that kind and helpful reply. My local country vet will
> laugh in my face if I bring in Marie for this. I am sure she must have
> this "spay sway" since the condition coincided with the surgery and
> also since she seems perectly fine in every other way. I enjoyed the
> pics of you cats. Here are some pics of my beautiful friends. there
> are two pics. One is soon after adoption, in a box. In the other,
> they help me with the dishes.
>
> http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9040654&uid=4297243
>

I don't think your vet would laugh, and if he did I'd consider another
one, but would you have to bring her in? Just call and ask the
question, if he's concerned he'll ask you to come in, and if not, just
get it checked when she's next in for shots or whatever.

jmc

January 10th 06, 11:32 PM
Ha ha. It is an exaggeration to say he would laugh at me. A polite
smirk would be more like it. I have already brought my animals down
there several times when there was nothing wrong with them. Dr. Busby
is a good guy. He doesn't have any staff or keep any records but an
office call is $15, no lie. If there is nothing wrong with the animal
he will way so. He does operations for the shelter and doesn't seem to
care if he makes any money. Apparently he has what he needs and just
does it for the animals. The other vet would do hundreds of dollars
worth of test before they tell you nothing is wrong.

Yes I could call him and he would answer the phone himself, for real.
I wanted to ask the forums first and I'm glad I did. That "spay sway"
really sounds right especially since there are no other symptoms. Her
belly actually does sway back and forth when she runs, haha. Thanks
again.

Lawrence

Tony P.
January 11th 06, 12:08 AM
In article . com>,
says...
> Thank you for that kind and helpful reply. My local country vet will
> laugh in my face if I bring in Marie for this. I am sure she must have
> this "spay sway" since the condition coincided with the surgery and
> also since she seems perectly fine in every other way. I enjoyed the
> pics of you cats. Here are some pics of my beautiful friends. there
> are two pics. One is soon after adoption, in a box. In the other,
> they help me with the dishes.
>
> http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=9040654&uid=4297243
>
>

Very pretty cats.