As your cat walks by, you can’t help but notice what looks like a flabby belly that seems to sway with every step he takes. Does all that loose skin mean he’s fat or out of shape? Has your mighty feline hunter gone soft? Not at all. That loose flap of skin and fat on his belly is called the primordial pouch and it actually serves important functions.
Protection During Cat Fights
The abdomen is a very vulnerable area because injury can cause severe damage to the delicate organs located there. Having that loose skin provides extra protection during a fight in case the opponent engages in bunny kicking by raking his hind claws down the other cat’s stomach.