Cat suddenly Fat – Abdominal Fluid Build Up

Cat suddenly Fat – Abdominal Fluid Build Up

Abdominal fluid build is a viral disease commonly causes abdominal fluid accumulation; cats of any age are susceptible more common in young cats is called ascites in cat.

Abdominal enlargement is a general term that means a cat’s belly is larger or fuller than usual and bulges beyond the normal outline of the body severe case of abdominal enlargement can also indicate serious underlying disease.

So, what are the causes?

Intestinal Parasites: like worms many worms in the intestine can cause distension of the abdomen giving a cat a pot-bellied appearance, kittens are more likely to have worms than older cats. Solution Deworming.

Pregnancy: It is normal for a pregnant female to show abdominal enlargement by mid to late pregnancy, unsprayed females running free will have many pregnancies and unsuspecting owners may be surprised by the abdominal enlargement that follows. Solution Get cat spayed

Obesity: Weight gain usually occurs when a cat eats too much or does not exercise enough or both, obesity leads to accumulation of fat in the abdomen and may result in abdominal enlargement and can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Solution Feed cat morning and night and encourage exercise

Organ Enlargement: An increase in size of one or more abdominal organs can cause the abdomen to be swollen due to pressure from inside bloated, one organ enlargement is often a sign of underlying illness such as infectious disease, inflammation, tumour abdominal growth of tissue and other conditions Solution diagnosis then treat

Free fluid in the abdomen: Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen is always a cause for concern the free fluid can be urine or blood, or it can be and effusion, which is fluid that escapes from body tissues and collects in the abdomen.

Causes: Urine in the abdomen indicates the bladder has been damaged and is leaking urine, usually caused by trauma such as being hit by a car, blood in the abdomen is associated with some tumours, surgery , bleeding disorders. Diseases like heart disease abdominal tumours inflammation of the abdominal lining, cancers.

Hypothyroidism when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, animals will become sluggish and gain weight even if they eat less and exercise, fat will build up around the abdominal organs and over time leads to a bulging abdomen.

Cushing Disease is a disorder of the adrenal glands, affected animals typically with abdominal enlargement due to enlargement of the liver, accumulation of fat in the abdomen, and a weakened body wall.

What are the symptoms?

Ascites causes your cat to be uncomfortable and he may display certain symptoms that relay that message. Here are some of the most common symptoms associated with fluid in the abdomen in domestic cats:

  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Overall weakness
  • Groaning noises while in a lying position
  • Abdominal distention 
  • Discomfort when the abdominal area is pressed
  • Male cats may have swollen scrotum
  • Difficulty breathing

Herbal Treatments for cats

 Fenugreek seeds, Garlic Juice, Ginger, Carrot Juice,  Castor Oil, Massage , Bitter Gourd,  Punarnava Herb, Dandelion Tea,  Buckthorn Roots, Milk Thistle

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