When does a cat get a swollen abdomen?

Your cat developed a swollen abdomen overnight or over the course of several days. Your cat developed a swollen abdomen over the course of several weeks or months. Discuss your cat’s eating patterns. Your cat’s appetite is likely connected to their swollen abdomen.

Why does my kitten have a cyst in her abdomen?

This is the most common reason for ascites in younger cats/kittens. Cats may also become infected by eating flies or cockroaches that carry Isospora cysts. Isospora infections usually cause no problems in adult cats but can cause significant disease in younger cats or kittens.

What to do about an elderly cat’s swollen tummy?

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When to take Nala to the vet with a swollen tummy?

Discussion in ‘ Cat Health and Nutrition ‘ started by scratcher, Oct 31, 2008 . hi, just joined 2nite and wondered if anyone could advise. Have just taken 13yr old Nala to vets with VERY swollen tummy; he’s always been ultra skinny. He’s content and affectionate, dsn’t seem to be in any pain even when abdomen area touched and eating well.

What causes a fatty lump on a cat’s abdomen?

I would say that most of the time when a client sees big lumps on the abdomen of a cat they end up being benign fatty lumps. Hernias would be quite unlikely in a cat of this age, especially if there is no trauma. An abscess could cause a lump but it would be unlikely to be 2 lumps and it should be a little painful.

What should I do if I find a lump on my Cat?

If the lump isn’t removed, you should monitor it closely and get your cat checked by a vet again if it changes (e.g. grows, changes in texture, starts to bleed or becomes painful). You know your cat best. If you are concerned about them it’s always best to contact your vet.

Why does my cat have a swollen lymph node?

Unusual lumps or swellings anywhere on your cat’s body, especially if they’re getting larger or changing shape. Swollen lymph nodes are a symptom of lymphoma. The lymph nodes behind the knees and under the jaws are easiest to find. Difficulty eating, swallowing, or digesting.

Why does a cat have a swollen stomach?

Another reason that your cat may experience a swollen abdomen is from a virus known as Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). In this disease, swelling of the abdomen is a symptom of the virus which infects internal organs.

What are some symptoms of stomach tumor in cats?

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting (may be mixed with blood)
  • tarry stools (due to containing digested blood)
  • Dehydration
  • Anemia (due to blood loss)
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain (your cat may cry out or withdraw if you touch her belly)
  • Masses that can be felt in the belly area

    What causes lumps in cats?

    Causes of Lumps on Cats. Lumps and bumps on a cat’s skin can be caused by numerous things. The most common include: Abscesses or sores from wounds. Cancerous tumors such as fibrosarcoma or melanoma.

    What is the lump under my cat’s skin?

    Lumps and bumps are the most common signs of a lipoma. They are usually round or oval in shape, form under the skin, and are well-defined. Diagnosis. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam on your cat and may recommend diagnostic tests to confirm the lump is a lipoma.