|Purred: Thu Feb 2, '12 11:11am PST |
You have to remember that usually when a cat is getting neutered or spayed they are young and have not finished filling out yet. Kind of like a person at 12 or 13 years old is not their full size yet.
Male cats that are neutered are often heavier than intact (not neutered)male cats. One of the reasons for that is that an intact male tom cat spends a heck of alot of time establishing his turf and looking for females to carry on his genes. The average life expectency for a tom cat is much shorter than for a neutered male cat.
What it all really comes down to is the amount and type of calories taken in and the amount of energy expended. If you eat more than you use up eventually you will gain weight.
I have an ex feral kitten that is crazy active. She was spayed and is 4 years old now. She is still on the lean side. I don't think she could ever get fat. Just not like her.
I hope this answers your question.
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