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swoll abdomen

My 16 year old male cat has a swollen abdomen. Vet says possible cancer. Could it be anything else?
Type of Animal
:  
cat
Age of Animal
:  
16 years
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
:  
tabby
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
September 12, 2009
City
:  
Daytona Beach
State/Province
:  
Fl
Blood Test Results
:  
chronic kidney failure, anemia
X-Ray Results
:  
some kind of mass and fluid in abdomen
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Sure, it can be a number of other conditions. Cancer is a possibility, not a certainty.

X-rays and an ultrasound would be indicated.

In my area, specialists in internal medicine do ultrasounds. You might want to discuss a referral with your vet.

Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS
Pet surgeon and author of a free, weekly newsletter for true pet lovers, available at DrPhilZeltzman.com
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