Ascites

Ascites in Cats

You want to knit? Image by Sandra Regina Osiris, making himself comfy on top of my knitting supplies. Ascites in cats can be a minor incident that will still need to be fully examined, or it can turn into a life threatening situation for your cat. Both scenarios are not normal; and the probability is very high that something serious is causing this development in your cat. If this situation develops very rapidly, it has become an emergency situation. Ascites in cats is a condition where there is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. In most cases, this building of fluids will be a gradual process. A gradual building of fluids in your cat’s abdominal cavity does not present a real problem, but the underlying disease may something entirely different. The abdominal cavity is the largest hollow space of your cat’s body and sits between the diaphragm and the top of the pelvic cavity. It contains most all of the alimentary canal as well as the liver, pancreases, spleen, kidneys and the adrenal glands. It is lined by a membrane referred to as the peritoneum that covers the inside wall. There are two types of disorders that can

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