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Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

fluid in chest cavity); lymphedema (swelling); chylous ascites (collection of high fat lymphatic fluid in abdominal cavity); and thoracic duct obstruction. The symptoms of this intestinal disorder include weight loss, chronic diarrhea, vomiting and bloating from fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Not all cases present symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. Clinical signs can vary from mild signs, lethargy, flatulence, edema to emaciation. In some…

Cat Spleen Cancer

…These tumors often rupture and bleed. They are more common in cats who have reached their senior years.Signs and Symptoms Symptoms vary. Unfortunately, if it is not observed by your veterinarian on a routine visit, the most common symptom is rupture, followed by blood loss that is often fatal. Some common symptoms: • • Weakness • A mass in the abdomen or • • Fluid in the abdomen • PallorDiagnosis If the symptoms have alarmed you enough to…

Dog Spleen Cancer

…are more common in dogs who have reached their senior years. , and seem to be more likely to have a malignant spleen tumor than other dog breeds.Signs and Symptoms Symptoms vary. Unfortunately, if it is not observed by your veterinarian on a routine visit, the most common symptom is rupture, followed by blood loss that is often fatal. Some common symptoms: • • Weakness • A mass in the abdomen or • • Fluid in the abdomen • PallorDiagnosis…

Cat Ovarian Tumors

…appear in older cats.Signs and Symptoms *Stay alert to any changes in your cat’s heat cycle *Hair loss may be evident *The breast may become enlarged *The uterus can become infected *Your female cat adopting more and more male behaviorisms *Fluid in the abdominal cavity which will cause pronounced enlargement of the abdomen, aka *Fatigue *Your cat may have some shortness of breath due to the increased accumulation of fluids in the upper abdomen

Dog Ovarian Tumors

…*Stay alert to any changes in your dog’s heat cycle. *Hair loss may be evident *The breast may become enlarged *The uterus can become infected *Your female dog adopting more and more male behaviorisms *Fluid in the abdominal cavity which will cause pronounced enlargement of the abdomen, aka *Fatigue *Your dog may have some shortness of breath due to the increased accumulation of fluids in the upper abdomen and chest cavity. * with subsequent…

Dog Uterine Tumors

…pressure on other organs in the abdomen as well as the development of fluid in the area that is secondary to the tumor. Occasionally it will appear with an infection in the uterus. It is with that infection that some symptoms may occur. There are other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Vaginal tumors, vaginitis and infection of the reproductive area can cause discharge. The presence of other tumors in the abdomen may also cause distension…

Dog Intestinal Cancer

in the stomach, pancreas, liver, and their esophagus. Dogs are treated using surgery and when diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Sadly, not enough research has been conducted to ascertain exactly what causes intestinal cancer in dogs.Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of intestinal cancer in dogs include the following: • • •Severe •Bloody •Abdominal pain •Tremors • •Fluid accumulation in the abdomen • •Creation of lesionsCauses of Intestinal Cancer in

Cat Uterine Tumors

…pressure on other organs in the cat’s abdomen as well as the development of fluid in the area that is secondary to the tumor. Occasionally it will appear with an infection in the uterus. It is with that infection that some symptoms may occur. There are other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Vaginal tumors, vaginitis and infection of the reproductive area can cause discharge. The presence of other tumors in the abdomen may also cause a ,…

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

…include depression, head tilt, blindness, seizures and death. Eyes may suffer from uveitis, inflammation of the interior of the eye, with blinking, squinting and light sensitivity. Other signs include ascites, fluid accumulation in the abdomen, jaundice, hepatomegaly, enlarged liver, muscle pain, shifting leg lameness, loss of appetite and weight loss. Cats with respiratory or neurological infections may show severe symptoms and die. Diagnosis of…

Cat Heart Disease

…extremities. Many forms of heart disease involve changes in the hearts structure which affect its ability to pump blood effectively. This can cause inadequate blood supply to the bodys organs and can result in the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and abdomen. While heart disease in dogs typically involves problems with the heart valves, heart disease in cats is generally related to changes in the actual heart muscle. As result, feline heart…

Cat Liver Disease

…loss and a loss of appetite. In some cases, a cat may even completely refuse to eat. Listlessness and lethargy are also common when a cat is sick with this disease. Other warning signs may include vomiting and diarrhea, as well as increased water intake (polydipsia) and increased urination (polyuria). Some cats with liver disease may experience fluid buildup in the abdomen, leading to a potbellied appearance. In addition, certain behavioral…

Cat Liver Failure

…of ascites. This is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity • BleedingDiagnosis Your veterinarian will perform a series of tests. The initial blood tests will include complete blood counts, chemical profile, ammonia levels, clotting profile, and serum bilirubin, which calculate the bile levels in the blood. Your vet will also do a urinalysis. X-rays of the abdomen and ultrasound of the abdomen may also be done. Surgical procedures can…

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