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What is Bloating?

Cats are masters at hiding illness until their condition is so severe that veterinary intervention may be too late. When the cat begins to show symptoms such as pain, unexpected weakness, attempting to belch or vomit, or difficulty breathing, it should be taken to the vet immediately.

Bloating in cats is a condition that is potentially deadly. Bloating can develop if the cat has overeaten or had too much water to drink, or may develop as the result of one of several underlying medical causes. If the condition isn’t detected early, it can be fatal because the cat’s organs are being compressed, making it difficult for the animal’s body to function normally. If the bloated stomach gets large enough, the cat may have difficulty breathing. 

Symptoms of Bloating in Cats

Cats usually develop several symptoms that will tip the pet owner off to a major problem. Until the vet knows just what has caused the bloated stomach, knowing the cat’s symptoms helps the pet owner fill the vet in more accurately:

  • Repeated attempts to vomit or belch
  • Swollen abdomen and stomach
  • Drooling
  • Lethargy
  • Pale gums
  • Lowered body temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sudden weakness or collapse

If the cat has developed gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), its symptoms may include:

  • Depression
  • Signs of pain
  • Shock

Causes of Bloating in Cats

Kittens and cats develop bloated stomachs because of several different reasons:

  • Intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm, protozoal parasites)
  • Retaining too much fluid (develops from liver or kidney failure)
  • Overeating (If this is chronic, an underlying disease may be the cause)
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Swallowing too much air while eating
  • Blocked valve at the end of the stomach
  • Gastric dilation and volvulus (stomach twists, then swells)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

In kittens, bloating can develop from one of these causes:

  • Infection in mother cat’s mammary glands or uterus lead to toxic milk syndrome
  • Improperly mixed milk replacement formulas
  • Spoiled replacement milk or abnormal cat’s milk
  • Too many carbohydrates in kitten food (dry)
  • Congenital defects
  • Viral infections (enteric corona viral diarrhea, panleukopenia)
  • Insufficient good intestinal bacteria
  • Intestinal inflammatory illness combined with beneficial intestinal bacteria

Diagnosis of Bloating in Cats

The vet conducts a full physical exam of a cat with abdominal bloating and makes note of every symptom. To help the diagnostic process, the vet also takes X-rays, and if the cat is able to use the litter box, the vet takes stool samples and a urinalysis, which help to rule out other illnesses. The stool sample can tell the vet if the cat has intestinal worms or parasites. A complete blood count (CBC) allows the vet to determine whether the cat is suffering from a different illness.

If the vet begins to suspect that an underlying illness has set off the bloating, they will conduct even more testing on the cat to confirm or rule out these conditions, including liver or kidney disease. Even constipation can tip the vet off to other, more serious illnesses, such as an intestinal occlusion (blockage) or tumors.

Treatment of Bloating in Cats

Treatment of a bloated stomach should begin just as soon as the vet has a solid diagnosis. If the cat simply has too much air or fluid in their abdomen, the vet can decompress the stomach, helping to release the pressure from the gas within. This process also relieves pressure from too much fluid. To decompress the stomach, the vet inserts a needle into the abdomen or places a tube into the esophagus. Relief of symptoms and pain soon follows.

If the cat has gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), the only cure for this condition is emergency surgery. The surgeon physically straightens the stomach out. During surgery, the surgeon should closely inspect the stomach to make sure no other injuries have taken place. Once the cat has suffered GDV, it is vulnerable to repeat incidences. For this reason, the vet may attach the stomach to the wall of the abdomen, reducing the risk of a future twisting event.

Bloating that develops as a result of intestinal parasites can be treated with the right deworming medication. If the cat or kitten has protozoal parasites, it will need a different medication to eradicate this infestation.

Panleukopenia and diarrhea caused by the enteric coronavirus can be treated, though the prognosis for a cat or kitten with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is not as positive.

Recovery of Bloating in Cats

When a cat’s bloated stomach is the result of overeating, intestinal worms or parasites, the cat should recover well and resume living a normal, happy life. Cats with worms or parasites may need to receive preventive treatments to avoid a new infestation that could cause future episodes of bloating.

The cat’s owner should change some daily routines and keep a close eye on the cat as well. Overeating can make the cat’s stomach larger, which allows them to pack in more food than it needs. This makes a future bloating episode more likely. Knowing this, the pet owner should provide the cat with several smaller meals throughout the day instead of giving only two or three larger meals.

Physical activity after meals should also be limited. Allowing the cat time to digest its meal reduces the chance of more bloating or even an incidence of GDV. Running around and chasing a companion dog or cat means the cat’s full stomach swings like a pendulum inside the abdomen, which increases the chances of it twisting.

If cats are allowed to roam outside, they may scavenge food from other sources, such as garbage cans. The new food may cause intestinal symptoms, gas and bloating. If the cat’s owner knows the cat has a tendency to do this, the cat should be retrained to live indoors. 

Bloating Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Dreamer
Maine Coon
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wobbly back legs adn bloated stoacm

My cat #dreamer stomach feels hard. He was vomiting day before. But now he sits next to water fountain an when he walks his back legs wobble like he can't walk an walks slow not him self laying next to water or hiding him self an havnt seen no per or poop in litter. Help please

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Dreamer I cannot say what the specific cause of these symptoms are; a bloated stomach (parasites, obstruction, foreign body, poisoning, liver disease) and vomiting (could be caused by many different conditions) are vague symptoms. You should take Dreamer for an examination by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My kitten Freckles, out of nowhere started to adopt a flat position like the one when cats cough and started to high pitch meow with sings of pain and swollen stomach and now she is sleeping but still makes some noises when she moves due to the pain. I administered to her some paraffin oil for her to go and use the litter. What do her symphtoms reprezent? Thank you!
PS: They are adopted cats from the street with all the vaccinations up to date. They are 5 months old. Please help!

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fluffy
Himalayan
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

my 5 year old cat has gases that smell really bad he has not been eating for 4 days i took him to the vet he gave him something for gases (i didnt know its name) but he still hasnt eaten how long will it take my cat to eat again

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes of gas in cats which may include food intolerance, infections, fermentation of food stuff, poor food quality among other issues; any medication given should take a day or two to have an effect, I would also recommend to try and feed a restricted ingredients diet to see if this helps with gas. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi good day! I am from the Philippines. I would to ask about the condition of my 2 cats. The first one have Diarrhea while the other one is bloated. What am I going to do? We don't have any veterinarian near our area. Pls give me some idea on what to do with my cats, . They won't stop crying please reply.

I have an 8 week kitten and he had fires and then he had a hard time going to bathroom now hos stomach is bloated what can I do

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Oliver
I don’t know
2 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Paralysis
Diarrhea
Bloated

Medication Used

Walmart dewormer

Our cat has been sick for the past couple of weeks. We noticed his stomach was bloated like a cow from the sides. We checked his poo for worms and couldn’t see anything. An old friend of ours, who is a vet, had said it looked like he has cancer or feline aids. We read up about the aids and it said it had to be passed by the mother or through an already infected cat. Our other cat has all shots and is neutered. Oliver has never been outside and we don’t know anything about his mom. We checked for cancer and he is okay. We gave him dewormer from Walmart for just in case. It hasn’t affected him at all except diarrhea. We checked on him this morning and he can’t move. He can only meow. I’m hoping the dewormer isn’t killing him. What’s happening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different products available at Walmart to worm a cat with so I don’t know which one you specifically used, however if you have noticed a severe change in symptoms after the administration you should contact your Veterinarian and the manufacturer of the product you used on Oliver. There is nothing I can recommend for you apart from visit your Veterinarian for an examination and ensure that Oliver is hydrated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for replying. I am sad to say Oliver passed away this morning. Turns out he has wet FIP

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Baloo
Domestic shorthair
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen

My cat has a swollen belly but he doesn’t show any other symptoms, what can it be? He is playful and he’s eating good, but lately I just saw that his abdomen was swollen

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for a swollen abdomen which may include parasitic worms, gas, accumulation of fat or ascites; you should ensure that Baloo is wormed regularly and is eating an appropriate diet for age. If there is no improvement after worming, pop into your Veterinarian for a general examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oliver
I don’t know
2 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Paralysis
Diarrhea
Bloated

Medication Used

Walmart dewormer

Our cat has been sick for the past couple of weeks. We noticed his stomach was bloated like a cow from the sides. We checked his poo for worms and couldn’t see anything. An old friend of ours, who is a vet, had said it looked like he has cancer or feline aids. We read up about the aids and it said it had to be passed by the mother or through an already infected cat. Our other cat has all shots and is neutered. Oliver has never been outside and we don’t know anything about his mom. We checked for cancer and he is okay. We gave him dewormer from Walmart for just in case. It hasn’t affected him at all except diarrhea. We checked on him this morning and he can’t move. He can only meow. I’m hoping the dewormer isn’t killing him. What’s happening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different products available at Walmart to worm a cat with so I don’t know which one you specifically used, however if you have noticed a severe change in symptoms after the administration you should contact your Veterinarian and the manufacturer of the product you used on Oliver. There is nothing I can recommend for you apart from visit your Veterinarian for an examination and ensure that Oliver is hydrated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My Husband was diagnosed with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 5 years ago and was on minimum daily dosage prednisone (7.5 mg), azathioprine and N-Acetyl. They put him on 6 liters of oxygen and steroids to slow down progression. His symptoms have always been shortness of breath, and coughing badly. the prednisone wasn’t really working and he could not tolerate them for long due to severe side effects, There has been little if any progress in finding a cure or reliable treatment. So this year his primary physician suggested we started him on Natural Herbal Gardens Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Herbal formula which eased his anxiety a bit,, We ordered their IPF herbal treatment after reading alot of positive reviews, i am happy to report with the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs we have been able to reverse my husband symptoms using herbs, his symptoms totally declined over a 9 weeks use of the Natural Herbal Gardens IPF natural herbal formula. His Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is totally reversed! Their official web page is www . naturalherbalgardens . com After the herbal treatment he also finally was able to give up smoking after 20 years. We are thankful to nature, herbs are truly gift from God

I am so sorry for your loss of your kitty Oliver. ((hugs))

Thank you for answering. I’m sad to say he passed away this morning.

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Abby
Maine Coon
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Stinky dark stools. Gas.

My cat has a big belly - probably overweight, but it is super hard. She also has a Flea allergy and has lost some hair. I give her fish oil for that. She also eats a high protein diet.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Abby has a distended abdomen and gas, it would probably be a good idea to have her examined. The fish oil may be causing the problem, but without seeing her, I cannot say for sure. I hope that she is okay.

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Stitch
Sphynx
4 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Flatulence
Bloated tummy
Bloated tummy , loose stools

My Sphynx cat (4years old) has had a slightly bloated tummy for over a week, I have noticed last week his stools were loose, they have formed up this week but his stomach is still slightly bloated and he’s been quite windy today (which is unlike him).

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Causes for what you describe might be parasites, dietary indiscretion or intolerance, or intestinal infections. If things don't improve for him, it would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian to make sure that Stitch is okay and that more treatment may not be necessary. I hope that everything goes well for him.

This happened to my cat. She became lethargic to the point of not moving at all. I took her to the vet and she was severely de-hydrated. They wound up doing an injection of fluids under her arm which would release slowly into her body over several hours. It looked like a little fatty dumpling in her armpit region. They also gave me a nausea medication to administer daily to help her eat. After that, she perked up and starting eating and drinking like normal, and was no longer lethargic. She still has a bloated belly so I am concerned about that still. I would take your kitty to the vet for fluids bc dehydration can be life threatening. Hope your cat gets better!

My cat has a bloated tummy was checked over but can’t poop as of yet does not poo eat and hardly drinks water was given a stool softener about nine hrs ago still no results what can I do?

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Lucky
Normal house cat
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Hard time breathing

My cat just randomly started bloating about 3 days ago. She does not seem to be in any pain or anything, is eating, and using the bathroom fine. But is in a lot of discomfort. Is there a way to releave her bloating at home ? I'm short on money but don't want to loose my cat. Please help.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Without examining her, I'm not sure what is causing the discomfort that she is experiencing. She may need to be seen by her veterinarian and have some x-rays taken to determine the cause and how best to treat it. If it is related to a food intolerance, you may be able to resolve it with a bland diet of boiled chicken breast and rice, but without examining her, I am not sure the best course of action for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Nala
Not sure
4 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My cats tummy is very bloated and almost everytime she eats she vomits. She's also become quite distant and is constantly licking herself and others, the licking is something she's always done. It's difficult for me to take her to the vet because of finance issues and I'm really stressing out as to whats wrong with her. Please help, thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you have some financial difficulty, there are many charity clinics and nonprofits which may be able to help; you just need to search for them. There are various issues which may be affecting Nala and without an examination and some tests we cannot narrow down the underlying cause; parasites, intestinal obstruction (foreign objects), infections, tumours, inflammation, hormonal conditions, gastroenteritis, colitis among other causes may all cause the symptoms you’re describing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
Persian
7 Weeks
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

dull
Bloated belly

Medication Used

Novidat

My 7 weeks old kitten's tummy has become so far in 2 days and I'm really worried about her bloated belly. Vet is not available for 2 days. How can I help her at home? Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A typical cause for a bloated abdomen in kittens is due to worms, you should try to give an anthelmintic (de-wormer) which is suitable for a kitten of her age; monitor her for any improvement and visit your Veterinarian when they open. Novidad (Ciprofloxacin) should only be used if prescribed by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Morticia
domestic medium hair
5 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Is this bloating normal? My cat got into some spam and cheese last night and now she has a bloated tummy. Its a little hard and taut but she doesn't seem to be in pain She still eats, drinks, and runs around the house. She hasn't gone bathroom since I've been home for about an hour and a half but she is on a urine acidifier and has wet food once a day.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cheese can cause some bloating in cats due to the lactose, you should keep an eye on her and try to give a little plain canned pumpkin to encourage a bowel movement as it would probably help move things along. If she is still bloated tomorrow or start displaying signs of pain you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
Tort
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Daisy is 8 and has a bloated stomach which makes odd noises. She did have a bruise on her stomach this summer but that was months ago. As a young cat this happened and she was diagnosed with FIP. Two years later Another vet said she didn't have that. I can tell it's pressure on her as she acts uncomfortable. She had a lot of her teeth out last spring and seemed to really gulp food after that. Her appetite is fine but her eyes say pain. Any ideas? I really can't afford a $500 vet bill, I'm still paying off her teeth. I wish I knew what to do to help her. She also is making only small poops, sometimes with fresh bright blood on top but not always. Her gums are good in color.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Daisy is gulping her food when she eats, most likely she is swallowing a lot of air which in turn is causing bloating and abdominal discomfort; you could try using a special bowl which helps to control how fast an animal eats. You should also review her food in case there is an ingredient there which may be making her gassy, a gastrointestinal diet could be tried to see if there is any improvement especially if there is blood in the faeces. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lilo
Ragdoll
11 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Always hungry
not playing
Bloated hard belly

Hello my ragdoll male is very bloated around the belly but eats and drinks but is always now hungry. He doesn't show interest in playing anymore but doesn't seem to be in any pain

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for bloat and it it needs to be determined whether the bloating is caused by fluid or gas; normally cats Lilo’s age have gas bloating which may be caused by parasites, infections, foreign objects, poisoning, food sensitivity, gulping air among other causes. Give Lilo an anthelmintic (wormer) to see if this helps; if there is still no joy try giving a restricted diet or visit your Veterinarian for a checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jersey (moo)
Mix
3 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Bloating
Weight Loss
Bloating, weight loss, less active

What is wrong with my kitten? Could he have worms? Or do you think it is more of just stomach issues? I just recently switched their food to kitten chow, could that have anything to do with it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden changes in diet can cause a stomach upset for a cat, any food changes should be gradual; also an ingredient in the new food may disagree with Jersey (Moo) causing bloating. Worms are another possible cause, any cat (dog, horse etc…) should be wormed on a regular basis; worms are a common cause of bloating. Change back to the previous food and give an anthelmintic to see if there is any improvement, if not you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ruby
Maine Coon
8-9 years
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

very bloated, wobbled due to fluid in abdominal ca

Ruby has been suffering bloating for over a year. We took her to the vet, who treated her for worms, but also diagnosed her with malfunctioning kidneys, which he said cats sometimes suffer, and there is no effective treatment. She is otherwise quite active. Appetite is good, and she is very active. I know she is uncomfortable, and due to he girth has trouble with grooming. The vet seemed very pessimistic about her prognosis, and rather than see her suffer recommends euthanizing her, when her suffering is too great. She is a great cat. Still wants to be queen of her territory, loves affection, and eats regularly. Only about 8 years old, I don't want to accept that his "diagnosis" is necessarily the fact.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In cases like Rubys, it is difficult to comment as I haven’t examined her. I would suggest getting a second opinion regarding Ruby’s condition, especially if you’re having doubts and your Veterinarian is recommending euthanasia. Bloating and kidney disease can go hand in hand. In these cases, if a cat isn’t exhibiting pain and is carrying out normal functions, I would be reluctant to recommend euthanasia. But, as I mentioned, I didn’t examine Ruby so I cannot fully comment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leon
Domestic longhair
18 Weeks
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen

My 18 week old kitten has a hard stomach. He seems in no pain whatsoever, allows me to gently press it and rub it. It doesn't look swollen when looking at it but it feels round and hard. He has been treated for possible worms (as a precaution), is on dry food for kittens with plenty of water available. He is otherwise a happy and playful kitten. Just feeling slightly concerned.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms are a possibility, make sure you are using an effective anthelmintic as some over the counter products are not so effective. A hard abdomen may be due to some stomach upset; if Leon is still eating, drinking and defecating I would keep an eye on him for a day or two. Most likely a check in with your Veterinarian would be required to give a once over as foreign bodies, infections and other causes may also be to blame. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Inah
DOMESTIC
3 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

My cat has a bloated stomach. And just today I noticed a bump on her side right down her ribs. I'm worried because her brother died with that kind of stomach too and swollen feet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Reading your description I would be concerned mainly with worms or feline infectious peritonitis (wet); giving an anthelmintic (for worms) should be done on a regular basis but I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to determine the cause of the abdominal swelling especially if her brother died with similar symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/coronavirus

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Missy
British Longhair
14 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat has always been fit and healthy, she has 6 months check up where she has blood test and also all her injections.. but she looks like she is pregnant. She is still eating and drinking normally and using her litter tray. Her last bloods were July and it all came back fine

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating could be due to gas or to fluid, without examining Missy I cannot say which is the cause; gas may be caused by bacterial infection, gulping of air and digestion issues; fluid may be caused by heart failure, liver disease, hypoalbuminemia among other causes. I would return to your Veterinarian as many things can change in three months since her last check up and would be best to repeat blood tests and physical examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mingay
Filipino
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

She can't carry her stomch

Why is that after i dewormed my cat after a week shes getting bloated belly.and shes hard to carry it until she die 2 weeks later from her deworming... her stomach is still bloat like water filled inside.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be that the anthelmintic you are using isn’t as effective as required or that there is another condition going on in the background. If it feels like there is fluid filling the abdomen (ascites) this may be due to infection (FIP), liver disease, low blood protein among other conditions; you should consult with a local Veterinarian about Mingay’s condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coco
Ragdoll
2 years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

So our cat used to be very skinny and all of a sudden her stomach has got big it feels like a balloon, don’t know wheather to take her to the vet or if she has just gotten bigger

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If her abdomen has gotten bloated all of a sudden with no apparent weight gain elsewhere on the body I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination as an enlarged abdomen may be a sign of fluid, gas or pregnancy. Fluid may be caused by liver disease, viral infections, low protein among other causes; gas may be caused by dietary issues, infections, air gulping and other causes. A visit to your Veterinarian would be advised just to check Coco over and to make sure that there isn’t anything to be concerned about. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sandwich
house cat
6 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Thirst
Hunger
Bloating tummy

Medication Used

Canigest

My little kitten has a bloated tummy. He is about 6 weeks old now. He was found at roughly 2 weeks old in a dump with rats bites all over his little more and paws. I took him in and started him on a bottle. I feed him the royal cannon kitten milk as his milk replacement as suggested by my vet. He does also eat Epol kitten kibble and helps himself to our other cats food when He walks by her bowl. My vet also recommended that I give him a spoon of kitten moose once daily which he gobbles up. He has had a runny tummy from day 1 and has been on several antibiotics and probiotics. He was also dewormed by my vet and she also did several stool tests. She couldn't find the cause of the runny tummy. However the last 3 days his poops are looking better but I noticed last night that his tummy is bloated. What could cause a bloated tummy so fast. He is also suddenly drinking his bottle like he hasn't been fed in days. I now only give him 2 bottles a day as per the instructions on the box and from my vet. But he has access to kibble all day and night. And water too.

Please can you give me some advise. Should I take him to vet or is this more likely a cause of him over eating and swallowing too much air when he eats?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A bloated abdomen may be caused by air gulping especially during bottle feeding when a kitten is enthusiastic; other causes may be due to worms, fluid, low blood protein, gas among other causes. If the bloating is only from yesterday, I would keep a close eye for another day to see if it will pass; if not visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Echo
Cat
8 Weeks
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Lethargy
Loss of Appetite
Coughing

I cant decide what the problem is. She doesnt play as much and whereas she used to meow all the time now it comes out raspy and quiet. She sleeps all the time, and her belly is bloated all the time. She also has eye boogers all the time and a crust around her nose. We've also noticed a small scab that appears to be painful on top of her head

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating in kittens is usually attributable to worms and you should have Echo on a regular parasite control program (worms, fleas, ticks), if she hasn’t been wormed you should do so; the wound on the head should be cleaned with a dilute antiseptic and clip the hair around it if it helps. Given Echo’s age, you should be thinking about visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and vaccinations to prevent against contagious diseases; your Veterinarian can also check these issues at the same time. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Alexander
domestic short hair
14 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

distended belly
over grooming
Bump on lower lip

My 14 year old male cat Alexander’s belly is distended and firm. He is eating, pooping and acting normally. He is an only pet and indoor. He has been licking patches of fur off of his body and had a small bump on his lower lip. We are seeing the vet next week but I’m paranoid it’s something bad. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for a distended abdomen which may include the presence of gas, fluid or fat; there are many different causes depending on what is causing the distention from liver disease, heart failure, hormonal conditions, dietary issues, parasites among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian earlier if possible to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
DOMESTIC
4 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation
Bloating
Diarrhoea

Medication Used

Levofloxacin

My 3 week old kitten, who was found abandoned two weeks ago, isn't gaining much weight. He hasn't been feeding much either. He proably weighs around 200 grams, but drinks only about 25-30 cc per day, and that too after force feeding.
Four days ago, he fell sick because of hypothermia, and had diarrhoea too. He was given medications as per the vet, and he got better as soon as we started him on RL subcutaneously. For the past 2 days, however, his feeding has still not improved (since the time he was sick) and has in fact, gotten worse.
Also, his stomach looks bloated, and he has difficulty passing stool, or that's what I feel so.
I tried belly massaging him a little firmly, and he passed a little gas.
So is it safe if I gave him gelusil tablets crushed in water, or should I not do that?
And what should I do about the disinterest in feeding? He's still dehydrated I know because of those skin folds.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be due to gas or fluid, a common cause of bloating may be parasites; make sure that Simba has received an effective anthelmintic and will continue to be treated regularly for worms, fleas and ticks. A loss of appetite and bloating may be due to infections, parasites (already mentioned), foreign objects, food intolerance and other issues; if the abdomen is distended with fluid then liver disease and low protein are possible causes. I would suggest returning to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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KK
Ragdoll
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated

My cats stomach is bloated and she has difficulty in pooping. Everytime she ates her stomach gets larger but she's not able to poop. What should I do to make her poop? The last time she wasn't eating and so I brought her to the vet, the vet said she has worms in her stomach so he let her drink medicine. The next day nothing changed so the vet give her penicillin. But her stomach is still bloated and she's not able to poop.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Since I can't examine KK, I can't give you any advice on what might be going on with her, as there may be many reasons for her bloated stomach. It would be best to have her examined by your veterinarian to determine what is going on and what treatment might be necessary for her.

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Leo
Russian Blue
14 Years
Serious condition
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My cat is roughly around 14 to possibly 15 years of age and lately he's very skinny I can feel his spine and bones but his stomach is very bloated I don't know what to do please help? I lost one of my cats from old age this year and I don't wish to lose another

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different problems which may be affecting Leo causing a bloating of the abdomen and a loss of body condition which may include liver disease, kidney disease, parasites, infections, malabsorption disorders among other conditions. Given Leo’s age, I would highly recommend you visit your Veterinarian for an examination and at minimum blood tests to check blood counts as well as liver and kidney function. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kiko
Domestic blue point
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My male cat has an extended stomach, been to the vet twice, ran all the blood, we did x-ray.took a stool and urine sample.they all came back showing that every organ is working,no worms,no viruses, he's eating and drinking,but now can't hardly move. Nobody can tell me what's wrong with my 13 year old buddy.need help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the cause of the bloating is; the usual suspects would have been ruled out by your Veterinarian but the cause would either be due to fluid, gas, fat or organ enlargement and following the diagnostic path on one of those causes should help. If your Veterinarian is having difficulty finding a cause, it may be worth consulting with another Veterinarian in your area to get their opinion. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mickey
domestic medium hair
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

not active
Depression
Vomiting

My cat is bloated and ever since he was a baby he has had gas. He recently became depressed and he started to vomit and won’t eat only a little bit of water. What is wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating and gas may be attributable to parasites, especially if you haven’t given him a worming tablet since you had him; worms in the gastrointestinal tract can cause obstructions among other issues. Also infections, foreign objects, food sensitivity among other conditions may also cause these symptoms. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Opal
tabby
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I don’t know what’s wrong with my cat? Or if she needs to go to a vet. We’ve just noticed that her bellies been getting big and bloated and she’s super bony everywhere else and she’s not moving much. She’s an inside cat.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes of bloating in cats including parasites (common in young cats), gas, abdominal fluid, hormonal issues among other conditions. I am concerned with her being bony and you should visit your Veterinarian for a general check up as it is unlikely that this is something which can be treated over the counter. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ziva
tabby
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

My kitten is 10 months old and her stomach is always bloated. The vet said she seemed like she was getting a little chunky so I cut back her food a good deal, but she still always has a rounded tummy. She tested negative for worms, and is spayed. I don't understand what's happening.

She used to have nasty poop no matter what until I started feeding her a food with probiotics, but now she's bloated all the time.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout examining Ziva, I'm not sure if she has a problem or not. It would be best to ask your veterinarian, as they have examined her and will be able to give you a better idea as to whether you have anything to worry about.

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Butters (one that’s spraying & bloated) ,Rocco( bloated) , Fred ( 14 year old) & MooMoo(baby)
Not sure
Not sure
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Gas
Lazy

I have 4 cats , they get wet food once a day , they barely eat their dry food that’s always available, anyways 2/4 cats are very bloated , and have horrible gas . Also why would my male cat who’s nurtured,( also my other three are nurtured) start randomly marking ? I have a 14 year old cat,& a kitten who got neutered, & 2 middle aged cats

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloating which may include parasites, poor food quality, spoiled food, infections among other causes; I am not sure why Butters is spraying but I would ensure that all your cats receive an anthelmintic and try offering them a different food for them to eat. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination if there is no improvement after a few days. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucky
American Shorthair
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Hi,

We have a kitten, about 10 weeks old. We just finished deworming him (2 different types of demormer) and he was still having diarrhea. I had read somewhere that maybe too much protein in each meal was causing that. So I started mixing his wet canned food with 50% boiled white rice (until super mushy). His poop looks better but he looks bloated now. Could it be the rice, or overeating? Other than that, he seems very healthy and playful.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Lucky looks otherwise OK, keep an eye on him and see how the adjusted diet goes for him; bloating can be due to parasites which you’ve already addressed, gulping air whilst eating, some infections, food sensitivity among other issues. See how Lucky goes over the next few days and if there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sweet
feral cat with long fur
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cat is lethargic but still eating

My cat has some form of lesions on his lower feet and I applied bacitracin ointment and hydrocortisone cream as well as DMSO. He might have licked it after application. Now I notice his belly is bloated. Is the bloating caused by liver damage? What remedy can I give him before I see a vet. Woul Milk Thistle work?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be a good idea to see your veterinarian before giving him more medications without knowing what is actually wrong with him. Without knowing what was wrong with hi feet, or why his belly is bloating, a good exam and possible lab tests are necessary to determine if the two are related, or related to the medication that you used, or unrelated to any of it.

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Muffin
DOMESTIC
1 Day
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat muffin is about a year old.now since she was a kitten she has always had a swollen belly the vet gave her de worming to see if it would help she had no worms but her tummy is usually bloated alot more after eating. She has no signs of pain or discomfort she uses the bathroom regularly nothing in her stool. She eats sleeps plays cuddles.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be caused by an accumulation of either gas or fluid; in cases of gas it may be due to nutrition or bacteria whereas with fluid accumulation the cause can be more sinister. Sometimes a cat may be bloated due to consumption of air whilst eating or fermentation of food; it is very difficult to say what the cause may be. If your Veterinarian has ruled out worms and Muffin is wormed regularly that wouldn’t be the cause; it may be worth trying a different food to see if there is any improvement in bloating after eating. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bibo
Norwegian Forest
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Bloated stomach, cant move his back legs, always tired and sleepy.. cant stand to use the litter box, he pees on himself..he had a really good appetite and it suddlenly stopped i took him to 3 doctors and they just tell me to give him a medicine to let him pass gas, it still doesnt work also his breath sounds are rlly weird as if he’s tired and out of breath and also everytime someone holds him he yells

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Bibo I cannot say with certainty what the underlying cause is; however parasites, food intolerance, poisoning, infections among other causes may be attributable. You should make sure that Bibo is wormed with an effective anthelmintic and try moving him across to a different restricted ingredient diet which may help with the bloating. If you are still having issues, you should try getting a second opinion from another Veterinarian in your area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pokey
unknown, short-hair, white with black patches
19 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation

Our male cat is 19-20 years old, in declining health, but still sweet-tempered and responsive to us. He does not purr anymore, does not want to be held. He stopped eating his Science Diet kibbles 4 months ago, but now will eat bacon & kibbles mixed together, & cream cheese. His back legs have become increasingly stiff and he has been bloated for 6 weeks or more. Physical exertion makes him breath through his mouth. He drinks a lot of water and has for a number of years. Is there anything we can do to make him more comfortable? We are not looking for a cure, but to make his last days or weeks as pleasant as possible.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I appreciate that you want Pokey to be comfortable. It sounds like he needs a good physical exam - there may be pain medications, or different foods that might help him to be more comfrotable. Your veterinarian will want to provide the best options for him, and will be able to assess his general health and what might be done to improve his life. I hope that he does well, you seem to taken great care of him.

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Scruffy
I don't know
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

My cat pukes up about once a day or once every other day. They put him on a temporary drug for the puking and we've exhausted that drug. He will need to get blood work done next. You can feel every vertibra in his back, but just tonight I noticed his belly is extremely bloated and hard. From standing above him he looked like a ball.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The enlarged abdomen is most likely caused by gas from the gastrointestinal upset or from fluid accumulation in the abdomen (but you would be able to determine it is fluid due to increase in weight even though losing weight). It is important to determine an underlying cause and blood tests are a crucial step in the diagnostic process to check organ function; x-rays and ultrasound may also be useful. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I’m experiencing the same thing as Scruffy’s owner. My 17 yr old tonkinese Cat dropped weight, stopped having bowel movements and very little urine. The specialty vet wanted $1200 to diagnose her condition. Instead i had my vet administer an enema & IV fluids to keep her comfortable. She’s doing great - running around, jumping up to get food, great appetite. But her stomach is so bloated, she looks round. She only weighs 6 pounds so I’m scared the next step will be to have her put down. She couldn’t tolerate treatments for cancer so I am scared to spend $1200 when she may pass away soon after.

*couldn't tell without doing tests.

It was fluid in his abdomen. I can't remember what the fluid was called, but it was a clear orangish look to it. It happened fast. He said he could drain most of it, but not all of it because it would put him into shock. Plus, the fluid would come back twice as fast. To find the underlying condition and treatment (not hospitalization) was going to cost $1,200-$1,400. He said he could tell without doing tests what it actually was. It could be liver, bowel, or cancer. He said that his condition is guarded, but it doesn't look good for as long as he suspected he had this condition before the fluid built up. Even with treatment, there was no guarantee he would survive at his age. He was skin and bones but did gain 1-1/2 pounds since his last appointment. I suspect that was the fluid. The vet said he had a liter of fluid in his abdomen. I decided to put him down instead of letting him suffer treatments, which seemed like he would have a grave end anyways. :( Sorry - thank you.

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Donnie
DOMESTIC
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lower Abdomen Lump
Diarrhea,
Vomitting

My cat is usually very healthy,He eats dry cat food.
He is an indoor cat, does not go outside. He has recently started vomiting. I also noticed that his stomach is very hard in his lower abdomen, it almost feels like a lump. Today, he has now started having diarrhea.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, without examining him, I have a hard time commenting on what might be causing the vomiting, and the diarrhea, and the mass. He is a young cat, so hopefully it is nothing serious, but a visit to a veterinarian would be a good idea sooner rather than later, as it seems that his signs are progressing. I hope that everything goes well for Donnie.

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Chickis
American Shorthair
13 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat have a bloating belly for 2 weeks I took it to veterinary last Saturday they did ex-rays and blood test for (fip)
It was negative and other test.was negative to they can't see anything in the ex-ray becouse the liquid in his belly they send him home with medicine to drain him but nothing happen and antibiotics and sleeps and eats and pee and poop every day but nothing have change exep that I spend $350 dollars on him and still sad and he,have another appointment on Saturday morning but I'm running out of money can you help please ,thank you .

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If medication (diuretics) haven’t worked to remove fluid from the abdomen, then it may need to be drained to reduce fluid volume so that a better x-ray image may be taken and the fluid can be tested to determine its consistency which may help indicate a cause. Heart disease, liver disease, tumours, low blood albumin among other causes may lead to fluid accumulation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Loca
Unknown
9 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

We've stumped our local vets. Cat 9 months old. Started scooting her butt on floor. All physical exam normal but found to have fever. Blood work (CBC and CMP) normal. Anal glands enlarged and depressed. Having liquid stools. Took back for xray and showed no obstruction but belly full of air. On antibiotic now. Still liquid stools. Eats/drinks. Not visibly in pain except irritated bottom from frequent liquid stools. Abdomen still distended. Dewormed as kitten and completely indoor cat. Thoughts?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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At this point I would be looking at Loca’s diet, moving over to a bland restricted ingredient diet to see if with time (a week or two) there is any improvement in symptoms; it may be that Loca is having some sensitivity to an ingredient in her food so cutting back to the bare minimum of ingredients may help. Also, a sample of faeces should be sent to look for any antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria or anything else which may explain these symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lulu
Burmese cat
1 Month
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Few urination Abdominal distension

My kitten got a pot belly, he drink milk & water well but doesn’t urinate frequently , just 2/3times a day and he doesn’t poop. He is an orphaned kid that My Tom cat brought 4 days ago...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Kittens need to be stimulated to urinate and defecate, after they eat every 2-3 hours, with a soft cloth. Their mother would do this for them, but if they are orphaned, you need to stimulate around his genital and anal area. Very gently wipe the area until he urinates and defecates. If he still seems to be having problems, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him, determine if he has parasites or any other problems, and give him appropriate therapy.

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Shelby
domestic short hair
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

When my cat was a kitten she bloated and farted every time she was picked up we put it down to wet food and she started eating dry food and was fine ever since, recently (she will be 3 in april) she has started to do the same and at first I thought she had put on weight but she is full of air you can tell and she gets uncomfortable when you pick her up and she is drooling more than necessary with farting more again. I'm wanderi g if I need to change her dry food again or something, I can't imagine it being serious because of her stomach as a kitten. Natasha

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Shelby may be suffering from parasites, or a food intolerance, or another GI disease. WIthout examining her, I can't comment on whether is is a serious problem or not, but your veterinarian will be able to do a thorough exam on her, make sure that she is okay, and make suggestions on what might be going on. I hope that Shelby does well.

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Cleo
Siamese
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bloating, tenderness when touched

My cat had a broken pelvis and needed to her bladder to be emptied by hand now she pees on her own but her stomach has become very bloated what could he the cause of this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Cleo's problem may be with her bladder, or fluid buildup in her abdomen, or an intestinal problem. It would be best to have her checked out by her veterinarian, as they can assess her, determine what might be going on, and recommend the best treatment for her.

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Yosha
Persian
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

constipation, bloating and farts

MY Kitten is a half Persian half Manx cat, she ate from her mothers dry food. since them it has been 2 days now she has constipation, bloating and farts. she has no apatite and sleepy. we don't have doctors in our area, what can I do to help her .

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Yosha, I can't diagnose her or recommend any treatment for her, but common things that affect kittens are parasites, and infectious disease. If you are able to deworm her, that might help, but if she is suffering from an infectious disease or other condition, she may need to see a veterinarian. I hope that she is okay.

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Mischief
American Wirehair
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Vomiting
Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat has been very bloated for about a week now, he has also thrown up a few times, and has been pooping/urinating outside of his litter box. He also has been having behavior issues, he normally sleeps in my room on my bed or on the window sil, lately he just lays in the kitchen on the floor all day (where his food dish is) He also has been eating a lot, he will eat a full bowl of food in about a day and a half/two days. I looked it up online and the best thing I found to match the symptoms was Stasis, one of the sites suggested to adjust his diet. Thoughts? Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Mischief, I can't comment on why he may be having these problems. It would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian and examined to determine what might be happening, as they can see him and examine him. Stasis doesn't really fit with what he is doing, it may be that he is simply eating too much, he may have a thyroid problem, parasites, or another intestinal issue. I am sure that your veterinarian will be able to shed some light on his condition. I hope everything goes well for him.

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Treacle Tart
tortishell
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Bloating
bad breath
over eating

I recently adopted an adult cat from the local humane shelter where they assured me she was in good health and up to date on all her shots. Within the past 2 weeks I've noticed her eating a lot (and even trying to eat human food though we don't let her) she acts like she's starving despite the amount she eats. Her stomach is bloated, has lots of stool which is normally borderline diarrhea bad breath, but no visible worms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Treacle Tart, I'm not sure what might be causing her appetite and bloating, but she should probably be seen by a veterinarian to be examined and determine if she needs any treatment. I hope that she is okay!

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Impala and Nebula
American Shorthair
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Swollen Abdomen

Have 2 5 month old kittens who have had swollen bellies and diarrhea for 2 months. Have run fecal tests, disease tests, ultrasounds. No answers. Tried panacur, mitrizal (sp?) Antibiotics and just switched to hills easy to digest dry food. Her diarreah is getting better but stomach still bloated, his diarreah is still as bad but stomach bloating is down. I'm thoroughly confused by all this and vet has no idea. Should I do the antibiotics and other meds again or try Proviable forte instead of fortiflora again. Given lysine drops also, why I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated. I've spent over a thousand already and not getting far. They still eat, drink and play like crazy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Typically in young kittens worms or other parasites are a usual cause of bloating and diarrhoea but if there is no sign of any parasites on a faecal test, we need to explore other possibilities. Infections (bacterial and viral) are common causes and may not respond to commonly used antibiotics so culture and sensitivity may be useful. Another common cause may be dietary intolerance but it is unusual for two cats to be affected at the same time. If there is no improvement, I would suggest getting another in person opinion with another Veterinarian or visit a Specialist. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sugar
American short hair calico
21 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated

My cat is 21 years old. Noticed her stomach very much bloated. Took to vet, x-rays taken. Not constipated, colon looks good. Not eating or drinking water. stomach full of fluid. Vet drew some of the fluid out. given Lasix for her but not taking them. Starting to crush the Lasix and putting in a dropper with water to squirt in her mouth. Now has foul breath. not eating or using the litter box. I wanted the vet to drain the fluid from her stomach but the vet suggested an ultrasound which is between $350 and $450. That I do not have. When she makes a sound, it is a weird sound. Stomach is still bloated. Sits or lays around. Occasionally wants to look out the door. Oh, by the way, she was fixed years ago. She is American short haired calico. I don't want to lose her. Any suggestion or ideas you might have will be extremely appreciated. By the way the vet bill for the two x-rays and office visit was $101.00 and I still don't know what is wrong with my cat. The vet only charged me for one x-ray because I was short on money. This is an affordable vet clinic. However everything is still very expensive.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I wish that I could offer suggestions for you, but unfortunately, without seeing her, I don't have any way of knowing what might be going on with her. Draining fluid from her abdomen doesn't tend to work very well, as there is a reason that it was there, and if the underlying problem isn't resolved, it happens again. Most clinics do accept CareCredit as a form of payment for unexpected expenses, and you may be able to use that to have the ultrasound done, as that does sound like the best way to find our why her belly is filling up with fluid. I hope that Sugar is okay.

I do appreciate taking the time to send me an e-mail about sugar's condition. She is still doing the same thing. I hope I will be able to find a solution for her. If and when I do I will contact you again to tell you of the results. Thank you again very much.

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Angel cakes
Black cat not sure
3 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

sick
Bloated

Medication Used

Antibiotics injection

My cats stomach is bloated a rock hard she was retching and a little food came up it nothing wks I thought she was trying to bring up a fur ball but then I noticed her stomach was sticking out both sides so I felt her stomach and she has a large hard lump on either side , is this gas or something more serious? She seems fine on her self tho .

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Angel Cakes, I unfortunately cannot comment on what might be going on with her. It would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian so they can determine why her abdomen might be so distended and what treatment can be given. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Luna
Calico
One Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Thirst

Its very hard and she’s always desperate for water I’m worried it’s more than bloating and if she’s uncomfortable should I take her to a vet or is this home treatable

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Luna, I can't determine what might be going on with her. It would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at her, recommend any testing or treatments, and find out how best to treat her. I hope that she is okay.

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Bandit
American Shorthair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Aggression
hard/solid stomach

My cat is acting out. we have extended family over they have a cat. My cat Bandit has never had many guests over he is not aggressive to me or my parents. I noticed a few days ago his stomach feels full and a little solid he is walking and sitting fine, he has pooped fine, but since he is attacking we have him in a seperated room than his bowl so his eating has slowed down.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating in this instance may be just a response to stress from having many people in the house especially is it is unusually busy, this may also tie in with the aggression if Bandit isn’t used to being around many people he may feel threatened. You should move food and water (as well as the litter tray) into the room where Bandit is so that eating habits don’t change and the lack of food and water doesn’t cause further distress. If these symptoms continue, you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willow
Japanese Bobtail
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Suddenly got bigger sides/belly

Hello. My cat had kittens 8 weeks ago and she went quite thin obviously because she was feeding the three kittens ...however this evening we have noticed that her sides have become quite big and it almost looks like it did when she was pregnant yet two days ago she was thin and certainly not this big! Is it possible she is pregnant again or is it more likely to be bloating or swelling?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden abdominal distention is most likely due to gas; this may be attributable to a variety of conditions including infections, parasites, food intolerance among other causes. You should make sure she is up to date with worming treatments and is eating, drinking, defecating and urinating normally. If there is no improvement or other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ruffles
Non
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Belching, hiding, not been outdoors

My cat has been belching for 1 day now! He is still eating! Doesn’t seem to be In pain. But hiding behind furniture! Hasn’t been outdoors when usually is so hasn’t been to toilet! What could this be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloating and belching which may include infections, parasites, intestinal obstruction, constipation, other blockages among other causes; you should try to give a little plain canned pumpkin to see if it helps loosen the stools but if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side especially before the weekend. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nuff
DOMESTIC
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen

Hi there,
My nearly 17 year old cat had a wee sniffle a week ago, which left her very sleepy. She is now clear breathing but has gone off food, very lazy and has quite a hard stomach.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. At Nuff's age, there are a number of reasons that she may be inappetant and quiet. It would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, and lab work done, to determine what is going on with her, and what treatment might be necessary. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Ned
Domestic shorthair
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated stomache excessive drinking
Bloated stomache

Excessive drinking and bloated stomache what could be the cause?

My 7 year old rescue, neutered male cat who we have had since 3 months old after he was abandoned on the streets has got a swollen stomache it comes underneath but mainly out at the sides and swings as he walks but doesn’t wobble
He is also drinking around 3 bowls of water a day even out of the dogs bowls which he wouldn’t do before! He doesn’t eat anymore than he use too though
We have another male neutered rescue cat who is from a hoarders house and has always been sickly and 2 dogs
All pets are up to date on vaccines and flea and worming

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Ned, I am not sure what might be going on with him - from your description, it seems that he does need to see a veterinarian. They'll be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any treatment that he might need.

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Oreo
mixed
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
isolation
Growling

My kitten is bloating and very irritated. He is growling and hissing and not playing as usual. He was a baby when we found him and he's about 6 months old now and usually very friendly.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for bloating; but it is important to determine whether the bloating is caused by gas in the gastrointestinal tract, fluid in the abdomen or fat in the abdomen. Normal bloating in kittens may be caused by parasites (ensure that Oreo is up to date on worm treatments), food sensitivity (changed diet recently), infections among other causes. Fluid in the abdomen and fat accumulation may be due to more serious health issues, if Oreo is growling and hissing this much it may be an indicator of pain and you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Koko
Local
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

There's little blood on her stool. Has bloated stomach. Eats right and is well taken care of. She's really hyper and looks fine. Gave her nematocide but it's been days and stomach is still the same. Im worried about her stomach because I know it's not normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Koko I cannot say whether the distended abdomen is due to bloating, fluid, fat or another cause; sometimes food may cause gas to accumulate in the stomach or if Koko gulps food, air may be swallowed as well. I would keep an eye on her and see if there are any other symptoms, but ideally you should think about visiting your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
Don't know, usual grey colored
2 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating, lethargy

I gave the orphaned kitten that i found (a day before) powdered infant(human) milk and lil curd. Now her tummy is upset, bloated. She deficated and urinated but not much improvement. She is hungry and wants food but i don't have kmr now and i gave her few drops of sugar+salt+water. What should i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The lactose in the human milk formula is probably causing the gastrointestinal upset, whilst I understand that you don’t have access to kitten milk replacer the continued use of human milk will most likely cause further stomach ache; goat’s milk is very low in lactose and is well tolerated by dogs and cats (even in people who are lactose intolerant). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roo
domestic short hair
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
UTI
Constipated

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

My 10 yr old indoor female is on amoxicillin for a UTI and a spray for her affected area. I started giving her wet food and mixing it with her dry food to give her some more fluids. She has finally gone pee just for a couple seconds without a lot of blood and had very soft stool slowly coming out once or twice a day. Not much, but it's the wet food so I know there's no blockage. She is bloated today, but in good spirits. Very affectionate like usual and purring. Her appetite is still normal as well. Could the bloating be from eating a new food plus the inability to go to the bathroom normal right now? Or maybe a side effect of medication? I couldn't afford a urinalysis or xray so they just gave me the medicine. She seems to be slightly more comfortable since her vet visit 2 days ago, but idk if she's getting better or not. Her ears and gums still have pink tones and she seems to be at a normal temperature. I push on her belly and she shows no signs of discomfort or pain. Am I over thinking or should I take her back to the vet. 2 days ago her private area was raw, swollen, and she could go poop or pee. She is overweight, but I am changing her food next week when I get paid to a royal canine anxiety prescribed by my vet. I just would like to know if I am doing everything I can to help her or if I should get her seen again. She doesn't hide as much as she did 2 days ago and she is meowing in response to my voice like she always has. She seems to be getting better behavior wide, but I'm not sure if she is physically.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be due to a sudden change in diet with wet foods having a bigger effect on gastrointestinal motility; if Roo still needs more water you can mix more water in with the wet food, just don’t over do it. You should keep an eye on Roo for the time being and monitor over the weekend, you should be seeing improvement over the course of the next few days and you may also see a reduction in bloating. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bowser
None
6 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Does it have to be FIP? Confirmed bloating is fluid in abdomen. Having hair loss. Will deficate in litter box no diarrhea but won't urinate in box. Urine is dark orange. Took course of Albon. No results. Bloated very large.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ascites or abdominal fluid may be present due to a variety of conditions which may include liver disease, low blood protein, cancer, infections (including feline infectious peritonitis), heart disease, kidney disease among other causes; your Veterinarian would have made a diagnosis based on other symptoms present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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mama
Japanese Bobtail
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

my 10-11 years old. has been bloated, seemingly increasing, over the past year. good appetite. bowel movements are firm, hard droppings. difficulty walking. extremely over weight. occasional distress sounding cries, howling.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be caused by gas, fluid or accumulation of fat; if Mama is having difficulties walking you should visit your Veterinarian to determine whether the distended abdomen is caused by gas, fluid or fat and to determine the underlying cause. If the stool is quite hard you could try giving some plain canned pumpkin which should help with defecating; but a visit to your Veterinarian is best. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kanu
Bengal
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen

My cat do not poop properly and poop after trying very hard do not eat so much and have a swollen belly I don't know is it constipation or worm...I want to know this

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms, foreign objects, constipation among other conditions may be causing difficulty defecting which in turn is causing a loss of appetite; you should try to check the anus for any injuries or issues. You can try to rub lightly around the anus with a warm damp cloth to see if you can stimulate defecation; plain canned pumpkin can be used to increase fibre content which should make defecation easier. You should visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement and give an anthelmintic (wormer) for worms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Crystal
stray
12 Days
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Medication Used

none

My kitten which is 12 days old, has 2 other siblings; is experiencing bloating, the other 2 are bigger and she apparently is smaller, she doesnt seem so active like the other 2 and just sleeps when i observe them time to time everyday recently (about 2 days now). When I checked her belly, it feels bloated and hard where the umbilical cord used to be, I'm getting really anxious since im troubled with financial issues and cannot bring her to the vet. I really am worried.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Crystal may be suffering from an umbilical infection, or parasites, and she should be seen by a veterinarian, as there is little that I can do for her through an email, unfortunately. Many clinics do offer a 'free first exam' that would allow her to at least be seen, and give you an idea as to what might be going on.

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Oreo
Dont know cat
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

bloated belly less active

My cat has a bloated belly he is 7 months old he developed that over night he has appetite he doesn't have diarrhoea just normal poop he drinks water I don't know what is wrong I bought tablet for worms did not help.I would be grateful for any advice thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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oreo may have parasites that need to be treated with specific dewormers. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him, take a fecal sample, and check for any parasites that might need to be treated with specific medication. if other treatments are needed, they can recommend those to you.

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Athena
tabby
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat is experiencing bloating. she is a tabby cat and the bloating isn't severe. she still eats, she doesnt puke nor is she from the looks expEriencing any pain. She eats hard food. She is a outside cat

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloating in cats which may include worms (especially if you didn’t worm her recently), dietary intolerance, infections among other causes; if the abdomen is distended it may be also due to fluid or fat. It is important to worm Athena if you haven’t done so for a while and monitor for improvement, however if there is no improvement or any other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dylan
Cat
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated stomach

Dylan was loosing weight and becoming very skinny, so we gave him a course of worming tablets once a week over three weeks, thought all OK but two weeks on his has a very bloated stomach and is eating more the he ever has? Help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would be best to have some routine lab tests run for Dylan, as he is at an age where systemic disease can be a problem. He may have a parasite that isn't treated by the dewormer that you used, or he may have a disease that is causing his weight loss.

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Henry
Tabby Cat
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Rapid Pulse
Eating carpet
raspy breathing when awake only
short of breath

What is wrong with my cat if he is bloating what should I do if he is bloated but still is eating regular but has a rapid heartbeat and breathing but only when he is awake?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be caused by a variety of different causes including parasites, other infections, food intolerance, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes; it is important to keep Henry on a worming and flea & tick prevention schedule. If the bloating is frequent, you should think about changing the diet to a gastrointestinal sensitive diet to see if that makes any improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rose
Bombay
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tummy bloated/hard

My cat has a bloated/hard tummy. She move around with no pain. She is always hungry. Throws up at least once a day. I don't know what to do. How can I hhungry help her?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are a few things that might be causing Rose to have a bloated abdomen, and it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian to see what is going on with her. They may need to take x-rays to determine the cause of the bloating. As cats age, things can happen that require treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Kippy
Calico
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

My Calico Kippy is 13 years old. She is not spayed. Over the last few months she has become ravenous with food, she will eat anything in site. We have noticed her stomach has become extremely distended on both sides. It feels hard. She does not seem to be in pain. I am so scared to bring her to the vet because I feel that there is something really wrong. I do not have a ton of money to spend at the vet and I feel when we go they order a ton of tests that cost a fortune. I am a nurse practitioner, so I know what to do for humans, but I am at a loss for kitties :(

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I totally understand being reluctant to find out that something is wrong with Kippy, but given what your describing, it would be a good idea to have her seen. Your veterinarian won't do any testing that you don't approve, and may be able to determine what is going on with her without doing extensive testing. Most clinics also offer CareCredit for unexpected expenses, in case she does need testing or treatment. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Armin
Scottish Fold
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Blood In Anus

Armin’s belly has been very bloated for about 1-1.5 week. He is a very small kitten with perfect weight and fat %, so the round belly really stands out.
I feed him 4 times a day (wet food + dry food), and he uses litter often enough for a healthy cat. However, yesterday after he pooped, he had some feces left on his butt, so I tried to wipe it but when I looked at a tissue, it had slimey blood on it from his anus. After that he used the litter twice as less... Which really concerns me. He is a very playful and healthy kitten, I don’t see any signs of pain or lethargy...
How can I help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloating in cats which may include parasites, infections, dietary intolerance, stress, poisoning among other causes. You should ensure that Armin is up to date with worming treatment and monitor him for improvement; if there is no improvement after worming you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine what the possible cause may be. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty mc kit kit
Man coon
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated stomach

My cat has always been a big cat, he eats the same food he always has. His personality hasn't changed at all, still the same happy cat but we noticed his stomach is bloated, when I pick him up it doesn't bother him, what is something I can do to help try to get rid of it before taking him to the vet and spending an arm and a leg?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The first question is whether the bloating is gas, fluid or fat; if it is gas there are a few possible causes from worms, dietary intolerance (can happen with a lifelong diet), stress, poisoning among other causes; fluid may be caused by numerous different conditions including liver disease among others; fat would be from Cushing’s or other issues. You should ensure that Kitty Mc Kit Kit is wormed and is up to date on vaccinations etc… review the diet and think about a possibly trying a restricted ingredient diet or a gastrointestinal sensitive diet to see if it helps. But, you should visit your Veterinarian regardless to get to the root cause quicker. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tammy
Cat
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hard bloated belly
Loosing balanc
Coughing

My cat tammy is 10 years old, recently she keeps coughing and loosing breath for up to 3 minuets at a time, she is regularly loosing her balance and has a hard bloated belly and isn't acting herself, what is happening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Tammy I cannot narrow in on a specific cause for the symptoms she is presenting with, however you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination since this issue is affecting her breathing which is always concerning and should be treated as an Emergency. Heart disease, liver failure among other issues may lead to similar symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gilbert.
Not sure
4 Days
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Paralysis
bloaded

My kitten was four days old when it died. It looked fine the first few days, but on the third day I noticed it had a very hard, swollen, big tummy. I thought nothing of it; perhaps he had overeaten ! The next day, however, I came down to find it almost dead. He seemed paralyzed, only able to twitch it's front arms a little, and he would lay stomach up. I sat with him until he had stopped breathing. What happened ? I'm still so confused,,

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the specific cause of the bloating and paralysis was, however kittens are prone to bloating due to worms but normally causes issues a little later. Was Gilbert nursing? How are the other kittens? In a kitten his age, there are a few possible causes of death including congenital disorders, infections, parasites, dietary issues among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Carlos
Cat
18 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

hard stomach, weeing everywhere

Hi,
My cat is 18 years old. We have had him for 4 years, when we got him he was massively obese, but is now down to a normal weight after a good diet and giving him games to play for his food (instead of wolfing it down). He recently had to be brought inside at night time due to the cat next door fighting with him and causing an abscess. He has now begun to wee EVERYWHERE - on clothes, in bags, on beanbags, on paper, in corners, and we are having to close off all rooms and not leave anything on the floor. He also appears to have a hard stomach on the sides. He does not *appear* to be in pain and is eating and begging for food as usual, and drinking a normal amount. He is also going to the toilet regularly for poos so is not constipated. He recently had blood tests in January that were normal. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Carlos it is difficult to say what the specific cause is, without know exactly where you’re referring to on the sides I cannot really say. I would suggest visiting your Veterinarian to see if the urination is due to an infection or another cause; also Carlos is getting older so there may be an age related cause as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Edward
Siamese
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

I'm so worried my male siames cat is about 3 1/2 or 4 years old I believe.hes been acting weird last week or two . I noticed his tummy or abdomen area is bloated or swollen. He has been affectionate which normally isn't and he has more saliva than normal .and purrs alot more than normal I'm so so worried something is wrong please please help me

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Edward needs to see a veterinarian, to have an examination and try to figure out what is causing the bloating and salivating, whether it is a parasite, an intestinal disease, or an infectious disease. A veterinarian will be able to look at him, recommend any testing or treatment that he may need, and find a solution for him. I hope that he is okay.

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Carpu
Stray cat
4 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated

Hi..my almost a month old orphaned kitten has a bloated stomach.He has constipation also.He eats normally ie around 4 to 5 syringes every 2 to 3 hrs He passes his stools once a day..What can we do about his bloated stomach.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Carpu may have parasites, or an intestinal problem or infection. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can check a stool sample, evaluate him, and determine what might be going on with him and how best to treat him. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Cranberry
Cat
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Vomiting

Medication Used

Methimazole

My 14yo cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about a year ago. She had trouble putting on weight and vomited often/had soft stool. Once started on the medication she started putting back on healthy weight again and most of those symptoms stopped. Now, however, every time she eats she bloats 3x her size. She has also started vomiting a few times a day. Is a sign of a worsening thyroid problem, or something that may be completely unrelated?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like it is more diet related than thyroid related, but without knowing more about Cranberry I cannot say for certain; hyperthyroidism and methimazole don’t really cause bloating although hyperthyroidism may lead to bloating when not managed. You should have your Veterinarian Cranberry to be on the safe side and adjust the diet as required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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billy
tabby
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

slightly hard and round stomach
slightly hard stomach

my cat is 8 years old, ive noticed in the past couple years his tummy seems to be a lot more round when he used to be very skinny. maybe it’s just that he’s getting older and gaining weight but when i palpate his stomach i’m concerned it’s not as soft as it should be. he eats and digests just fine and is very active but it’s something i’m always concerned about. would you suggest bringing him into the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If he seems very normal otherwise, this may be something that you can bring up at Billy's annual exam. If he has not had an annual exam for a little while, this may be a good time to have one, as they can examine him, determine if he is becoming overweight or if he has a problem, and recommend anything that he may need. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Cheddar
Do not know
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi, my cat Cheddar is about a year and 5 months old. His stomach has become very bloated over the past week or two (wasn't alarming the first week, but seemed to bloat quickly). He has not pooped the past few days, and his eating is slimming down - hardly eating anything now. He has a vet visit in four days, but I'm just so worried. Today he seems to be meowing a little more (kinda like he's trying to let me know he doesn't feel good). Is there anything we're able to give him that may help him poop, since it seems like he's constipated? Or would it be more safe to wait until the vet visit so not to make matters worse, if there's more to it than constipation?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think, actually, it would be a good idea to move your appointment up and have him examined, to see why he is having these problems, rather than wait the 4 days. If he is constipated, your veterinarian can treat him for that, and check for parasites. If something else is going on that is affecting his appetite, they'll be able to figure out what is wrong and get him treatment for it. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Omao
Mix
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

My cat has been missing for 1 day last week but it came back. When it came back, I noticed that it's stomach was quite bloated. I ignored it because it was eating and playing as usual. Suddenly today it vomited and seems weak. I don't know what's going on and what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for bloating and vomiting which may be due to infections, poisoning, parasites, foreign objects among other causes; during the time Omao was missing we do not know what was consumed or what it came into contact with. Ensure that Omao is kept hydrated, give a worming tablet if you don’t keep up to date on with and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tushi
stray
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing, bloating,

My cat has had a habit of coughing two times a day for the past four years, and the vets in my country have blames worms for this cause, and says he’s trying to throw up the worms everytime he coughs. For the past six months, he coughs every hour at least once, has a bloated stomach and has difficulty breathing. He gets out of breaths easily, and everytime if you try to pick him up, or put pressure on his belly, he coughs up. I’m really worried about him. We don’t have good bets in our country.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Tushi may have asthma, or parasites. Lung parasites are treatable, as is asthma. without seeing him, I unfortunately don't have any way to diagnose what might be going on, and it may be as benign as a hairball. it may be worth talking to your veterinarian about common treatments for lungworms, asthma, and hairballs. I hope that he is okay.

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Marshmallow
Not sure
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

She is urinating everywhere
She eats a lot more

My cat's stomach recently started feeling hard. My brother says she is getting fat but before that she, was already a bit fat and her stomach was not so hard and she is eating a lot more I am afraid it could be worm

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that bloating (gas) is due to worms and may be treated with an appropriate anthelmintic; however if there is an increase in thirst and urination along with a distended abdomen (due to fluid or fat) the cause may be due to hormonal conditions, liver disease, heart failure among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Misty
Cat
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Heavy Breathing

Cat has really bloated stomach that seems to move and affect her breathing but she can’t be pregnant because she’s been neutered so I don’t know what it can be ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Misty may have a mass, fluid, or another condition causing her bloating, and it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian to see what might be going on, and how best to treat her.

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Sage
Tortie
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

licking lips
Teary eyes
Eye Redness
Possible bloating
stuffy nose

I think my cat has a cold and I want to make sure it's not serious. She has a bloated belly (might just be weight gain), she has watering and some leakage from both eyes, she has a slight stuffy nose and keeps licking her lips like she's upset. It's hard to tell if she isn't playful because she is also in heat.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sage has a number of things going on that may or may not be related. It would be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian to make sure that she is okay, and that none of these things are more serious. If the signs that she is showing are related to her being in heat, it might be best to have her spayed. I hope that she does well.

Well alot of her symptoms correlate to upper respiratory but her breathing is fine. I just meant it's hard to tell if she is lethargic or behaving unusual because she is in heat and doing the dance that cats do.

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Snooks
Domestic short
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated tummy, burps/hiccups, gas

My kitten is 10 weeks old, has developed a large bloated tummy in the past two weeks since we adopted her. She has no vomiting, no diarrhea, no blood in her stool, appears to be happy, is playful, sleeps a normal amount, has normal pink gums but is having frequent burps/hiccups, her tummy makes some noises at times and she is very gasy with foul smelling flatulence. I am thinking she is probably constipated or eating/drinking too quickly but just want some advice!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are very commonly affected by parasites that give them a bloated appearance. It would be a good idea to have a fecal sample looked at by a veterinary clinic to see if she has any parasites, and to treat her for them.

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Neko
tabby
2 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Salivation
Trouble breathing

I came home from work today and found my kitten has a bloated stomach and bubbles in its saliva, it is having trouble breathing and it sounds wet and gargly is there anything I can do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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An enlarged abdomen may be caused by gas, fluid or fat; without examining Neko I cannot say which one. However, bloating in kittens is regularly attributable to worms and you should ensure the Neko is wormed regularly; any distention of the abdomen may cause difficulty breathing and it will push the diaphragm up and you should visit your Veterinarian immediately if Neko is struggling to breathe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chips
Domestic longhair
4 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Firm belly

Medication Used

Royal Canin Urinary SO dry food

Hi! My male cat is 4 years old and previously had some issues with crystals and a UTI which we had cleared up with antibiotics and he's been on special veterinary food for it for about a year now (Royal Canin SO). His lower stomach area—like the very, very bottom of it when he turns over for belly rubs—can definitely be felt and squeezed at all times of the day and is firm, but doesn't bother him at all. It's where I might expect his bladder to be, but I'm not 100% sure. I can pinch it and he doesn't mind a bit. He also urinates normally, eats normally, and has his typical energy levels. Is it possible his anatomy is just weird and his bladder is super easily felt? Or that it's just some flab? He's about 11 lbs, so not necessarily overweight. I'm worried about it being something wrong with him, but he just seems so happy & pain-free (and I can't afford a vet visit if I'm not certain something is wrong).

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The link below shows topographically where you may find the bladder, remember that the bladder sits behind the abdominal wall and isn’t easily palpable unless distended. Without examining Chips, I cannot say whether there is an issue with his bladder or not; if you have concerns you may visit a charity clinic to put your mind at rest. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://vetbook.org/wiki/cat/images/thumb/4/43/Urinary01.jpg/300px-Urinary01.jpg

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Seri
Cat
9 Weeks
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Black Stool
Possible constipation?
Sneezing
Frequent Urination
Vocal
Bloated stomach

Hello! I have a kitten that is about 9 weeks old. He's very playful, and is eating normally, but I've noticed that his feces are black. Sometimes they're a dark brown, but it's usually black and has the consistency of relatively normal poop. The past day or so, he hasn't been pooping that much at all, and I've noticed that he seems to be urinating frequently? Like, more than normal. I've also noticed that his stomach is bloated. Bloated so much to the point that he's waddling a little bit. At first I assumed that he was just getting a little chubby, but then I noticed that it was very hard, which was/is worrying. He has been a bit more vocal the past few days too, and I'm very worried that he's in pain and I just don't know and I'm potentially ignoring a serious situation. I really, need advice, thank you for your time!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating in kittens may be an indicator of parasites, especially if Seri has never been treated for parasites; I would recommend giving her an anthelmintic and following up as per the instructions of the product you’re using. Also, you should visit a Veterinarian for an examination and for vaccinations to protect against infectious diseases. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My Husband was diagnosed with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 5 years ago and was on minimum daily dosage prednisone (7.5 mg), azathioprine and N-Acetyl. They put him on 6 liters of oxygen and steroids to slow down progression. His symptoms have always been shortness of breath, and coughing badly. the prednisone wasn’t really working and he could not tolerate them for long due to severe side effects, There has been little if any progress in finding a cure or reliable treatment. So this year his primary physician suggested we started him on Natural Herbal Gardens Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Herbal formula which eased his anxiety a bit,, We ordered their IPF herbal treatment after reading alot of positive reviews, i am happy to report with the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs we have been able to reverse my husband symptoms using herbs, his symptoms totally declined over a 9 weeks use of the Natural Herbal Gardens IPF natural herbal formula. His Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is totally reversed! Their official web page is www . naturalherbalgardens . com After the herbal treatment he also finally was able to give up smoking after 20 years. We are thankful to nature, herbs are truly gift from God

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Georgia
Persion
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

We have a kitten that is 6 months old. Lately she hasn't been eating and her stomach is very bloated. Yesterday I walked in and she was just sitting in the middle of the floor and didn't acknowledge me till I went to pet her. My husband went again today and she was in the closet with her litter pan just sitting there and didn't acknowledge him either

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating (gas) may be caused by a few different causes including parasites (ensure up to date with worming treatment), diet (food intolerance), stress among other causes; however these issues don’t explain the behavioural changes you’ve mentioned. If the enlarged abdomen was caused by fluid, it may be an indicator of liver disease which may have an effect on the brain as well. Since Georgia is also exhibiting these behavioural issues, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toby
Tab
18 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Growing hard tummy and he is always

My cat is about 18 years of age. His tummy is very hard and is beginning a large and large. Still purchase but he starting to cough. I took him into the vet and the fluid is a clear fluid which means a sign of heart failure. Any suggestions of when I need to look at putting him down or what I can do to make him comfortable?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Fluid in the abdomen can make life difficult and may also have an effect on breathing, if your Veterinarian has diagnosed heart failure there may be medical management options available but would need to be discussed with your Veterinarian; draining the fluid is an option in some cases but without appropriate medical management the fluid will return. As for when the time comes: breathing difficulties, loss of appetite, behavioural changes, lethargy among other symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kadji
My kitten is suffering very much after fighting
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

He is sleeping a lot and has fever

My kitten had a fight with another cat i don't know what happened but he is half paralized now his appetite is normal but his belly is bloated and hard at some points
If u can give me some advices to treat him because i can't take him to the vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Kadji, it is difficult to give any specific advice; you should ensure that Kadji is eating an appropriate food and is up to date on worming treatment. There isn’t anything I can recommend for the paralysis without an examination and would recommend that you visit a charity clinic for an examination to help determine why Kadji is paralysed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hana
Turkish Angora
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness

Idk why or if it is true or not but i think my cats stomach is a little swollen on the underside. Is it bloating? My cat used to eat more and she eats little amount of food. Also she doesn't drink water at all. From the time I adopted her till now she hasn't drank much water. She drank a little when she was in heat 2weeks back. Is she ill?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Hana I cannot say for certain what the specific cause is however bloating in cats is typically due to either worms or diet, if you haven’t wormed Hana for a while you should ensure she is treated with an appropriate anthelmintic regularly. If after worming there is no improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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AT-AT
Tortoiseshell
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Prominent backbone and rib cage
Won't eat Meow Mix wet or dry food
Won't eat dry food
Vomiting
Distended stomach

Ten-year-old spayed female cat has distended stomach over the past several months, and refuses to eat dry food anymore. Before we got her on a wet food diet, she would vomit a lot. She is still cuddly and now eats well without recurring vomiting anymore, but her belly is still distended (but not hard or painful to her), and she seems to have a prominent backbone/rib cage now despite eating a lot.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different conditions which may be affecting AT-AT and this is something which you should visit your Veterinarian about as there is a loss of weight and a distended abdomen (without an examination I cannot say if the abdomen is filled with gas, fat or fluid). There are a long list of possible causes for the symptoms which At-AT is presenting with and the contents of the abdomen (gas, fat or fluid) would help narrow that down; your Veterinarian would be able to tell you more after an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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ETIENNE
Siamese point lynx
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Large and hard stomach

My cat is becoming fat.he's 1 year old, eat 3 meals a day , dry food, and sometimes a pouch of wet food instead dry.today is stona h is pretty big and hard I tried to give him less food but he's always hungry.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating or a distended abdomen can be difficult to determine a specific cause; parasites are common causes for bloating and increased appetite and you should ensure that Etienne is up to date on worm prevention. Other causes for a distended abdomen may be due to other causes of gas (diet, poisoning etc…), fluid (liver disease, low albumin etc…) or fat (hormonal conditions). You should visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement or other symptoms develop. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rosie
American Shorthair
1 Month
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated

So month old kitten has been eating quite a lot. I didn't think much of it but no she is bloated but is still playful. She has been using the litter box but is only peeing. What seems to be the problem with her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Small kittens need to be stimulated to defecate and urinate, and she may still need that to be done for her. She may also have parasites that are affecting her GI tract. It is good that she is eating and playful, but she may need care for this problem. Since I cannot see her, it may be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they can look at her, determine if there is a problem, check a stool sample, and give her any treatment that she may need before she has any larger problems.

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Kitty
Cat
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Our kitten 4 months old had recently became very bloated and now isn’t pooping she’s eating well tho but also seems very tired and the rest of her body seems to be losing weight I can see her bones

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Kitty is having trouble with her stools and losing weight, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian. She may have a parasite, an infectious disease, or a blockage. I hope that she is okay.

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Axel
Unknown
10 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

My 10 month old cat is recently experiencing diarriah. He has been on the same type of food which is meow mix the tender centers. I also feel like his stomach is getting more bloated. We feed him about 1/4 cup of food in the morning and another 1/4 cup at night. He does over eat a little because we have another cat and he will steal his food. I’m wondering if it’s a parasite or something else. He is acting completely normal, no odd behavior at all. Just the recent diarriah and bloated belly.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating and diarrhoea may be due to parasites especially in kittens; however other causes may include dietary intolerance, stress, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes. You should give Axel an anthelmintic and monitor for improvement, if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian and take a sample for examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Arya
Cat
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

fermy stout belly, blood at vulva

Hello, my cat has had one litter 4years ago, she is five. After her litter she stayed fat, which Ive read is something that can happen, with over eating but needing that many calories anymore. Never really thought much of it till I realized that her belly is a bit ferm for fat. She has a healthy soft coat with a bit of dander in the hard to reach place of just above her tail. I just recently (yesterday) that she has a small trickle of blood at her vulva, but no blood in the litter box, and when I feel her from the outside it all seem fine, no noticeable pain no hard bladder. What could be going on.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you’re noticing blood dripping from the vulva you should visit your Veterinarian especially if Arya is in tact just to be on the safe side; infections, trauma, hormonal conditions, tumours among other causes may lead to the presence of blood. Without examining her myself I cannot say for certain what the specific cause may be and would recommend you visit your Veterinarian sooner rather than later. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chi
short hair
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
no other symptoms

My kitten, Chi, has a bloated belly. He's playful and eats and drinks water, I've also seen him poop and pee, yet his belly is bloated and hard. I read somewhere that maybe he might need simulation cuz apparently mother cats do that to their young so they can go to the bathroom or something so I tried doing that with a damp warm cloth, but his bloating hasn't gotten any better.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating may be due to defecation issues but in young cats a more common cause is worms, you should ensure that Chi is wormed regularly with an effective anthelmintic; try to give Chi a medication like Drontal (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate) and monitor for improvement. If there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://bayer.cvpservice.com/product/view/basic/1040025

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Bori
Tuxedo
5 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gas
Gas dirreah

Hello my 5 week old kitten's belly is very bloated and very hard. She is excreting gas time to time. We rescued her couple days ago. She is very active and we are feeding her half a can every 4 hours.is it really worms? She is very active and is sleeping well.. she did have dirreah problems for 2 days but now she is okay. But pressing her abdomen is like pressing a almost ripe mango..or just muscle.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms are a common issue in kittens and any kitten should be wormed immediately when entering a new home with an effective anthelmintic. Also, dietary changes or dietary intolerance and well as stress may cause some abdominal distention; however without examining her I cannot confirm whether the bloating is due to gas or another cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snicklefritz
Blue Russian
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

constipation,lethargy,

how do I get my 14 year old male constipated cat with very firm bloated belly who has kidney disease to excrete his waste? he has been constipated for 4 days straight. His pee is thick & concentrated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Snicklefritz’s urine is concentrated you should visit your Veterinarian as he most likely would require some fluid therapy; also the lack of fluids may also explain the constipation as well so I wouldn’t want to recommend any treatment for that if Snicklefritz isn’t getting enough hydration as it would just dehydrate him more. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucy
Medium hair domestic cat
18 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Firm abdomen
Antisocial
Lethargy
Swollen Abdomen
Vomiting

My cat has a large belly. I have assumed for the last few months that she was just fat. But before this she was simply fine. And nothing about her diet or circumstances has changed. If anything she has more opportunity to exercise outside. She is less loving than she used to be before she put on the weight. Over the last few days I have noticed she has runny toilet and has been throwing up. And upon feeling her belly it does seem like it's quite firm as opposed to being soft and palpable like an overweight belly is. What could this be? And should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a distended abdomen; gas or bloat is a common cause is young cats and may be related to parasites or diet. However if the distention is caused by fluid or fat then there may be a more serious underlying medical issue; if you are feeling that the abdomen is hard I would recommend having your Veterinarian check Lucy over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bilai
Persian
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated

I gave my kitten white rice and chicken for the first time and her stomach has been bloated ever since last night. I think there's too much carbohydrate in her diet, should I take her to the vet or will it pass on it's own?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A sudden dietary change may lead to bloating, any dietary changes (or weaning) should be done gently to prevent any gastrointestinal issues; bloating may also be due to parasites or infections (among other causes). See how Bilai does for now, but think about visiting your Veterinarian if the bloating doesn’t go down. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dobby
Siamese
5 Weeks
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Worms

We found a kitten and took it to the vet. It’s stomach is very bloated. It had worms. The vet gave it meds. How long until I should see it’s stomach going down?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The bloating that is caused by parasites can take a few days to resolve once the parasites are treated. As long as she is eating and drinking and acting normally, you should be fine to watch her. She may need a second or third treatment every couple of weeks.

Thanks! It’s been 5 days and at first it seemed like his stomach was going down. Now it doesn’t seem like it’s changing. I’ll give it a few more days to make a week and call the vet again. Thanks for the quick reply!

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Betty
Maine Coon
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating,

I adopted my cat Betty about 10 months ago, and over the past few months she has developed a bloated and distended stomach. She has no other symptoms apart from typical hair balls and the occasional throw up from not chewing her food enough (she does not have all of her teeth). She has had one incident of constipation when I first adopted her but this was long before she was bloated.
Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A distended abdomen may be due to gas, fluid or fat (generally) and without knowing which one it is difficult to give specific guidance; however if it feels like gas then dietary intolerance, parasites or other causes may be causing gas and you should ensure that Betty is wormed and eating an appropriate diet. You should visit a Veterinarian for a check up and general health check as she is getting older just to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simmy
tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

breathing issue
stunted growth
Bloated stomach

We rescued a kitten who was extremely malnourished as a baby, only baby who survived, barely nursed, lived off bird seed until we found her. She is inside for about 6months, extremely happy and is the perfect baby. However, she is a year old and is fairly small still. That is understandable, she definitely has some spine abnormalities by the way she sits and prefers to be held. But, no visible pain she is very sweet and never has odd behavior. She has have a heart defect of some sort. We have noticed that from a young age she cannot play for very long or stand intense heat without panting. But again, she (and we) knows her limits now and will lay down and take a cool off break. However, what is concerning is her bloated stomach. Is it due to a digestion problem or becuase she isn't growing? She was a beggar since we found her so she may be over eating. No odd behavior or anything she is an ankle magnet and so sweet! Just physical.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A bloated stomach many times may be attributable to parasites, you should give her an effective anthelmintic to expel any worms she may have; other possible causes may be due to digestive issues or malabsorption which would explain her failure to thrive. Try with the worm treatment (something which covers all worms) and monitor for improvement; however you should also have a general check with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Huey Pussycat Newton-X
stray
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Skin Lump
big belly
Bloating
Appetite increas
Occasional dia
Slow growth
Loud stomach noise
Bloated

I have a 10 week old kitten who weighs .8 pounds I found her outside about 4 weeks ago and she hasn't gotten much bigger since but her appetite and intelligence has. She has occasional wet poop. Her tummy rumbles a lot expectially while she eats and she has a rather large tummy. She's very active so it seems like nothing is wrong but she eats well and I can still feel and see her ribs . I don't have $50 for a pet visit $30 for fecal exam and how ever much medication would cost. Do you think she has worms? If I buy a over the counter dewormer will that harm her if I'm not sure if she has it? Are thewre any free/sliding scale pet clinics I can take her. What medication can I buy her? I love her I want her to be okay.

P.s. could she just be a dwarf?
Her leggs are skinny too

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Parasites (worms) are always a concern in cats found outdoors and may cause gastrointestinal upset, bloating etc… It is important to worm kittens regularly until they are twelve weeks of age, I normally would recommend Milbemax (milbemycin oxime, praziquantel) but it is indicated for kittens over 1lb in weight and six weeks of age; there are other products available in pet shops but you need to find one suitable for weight and age. There are charity clinics and low cost clinics which you may visit, you would need to Google one near your location. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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TT
Unknown
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

bloated and losing weight

he has a pretty bloated stomach and he’s losing a lot of weight. i feed him plenty and i give him water of course. he’s an active cat but i don’t think he should be losin as much weight as he is. also, he walks with his back super arched and his back legs wobble. i just want to know what’s wrong because i’ve already lost my dog to cancer and i don’t want him to be sick as well.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining TT it is difficult to say for certain but the bloating and arching of the spine may be an indicator of abdominal pain, but I don’t know what specifically is happening without having a feel of the abdomen. Parasites, infections, tumours, obstructions, foreign objects among many other causes may lead to similar symptoms but the weight loss is concerning. Please visit your Veterinarian for an examination and blood tests (especially liver and kidney) to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tilley
No idea
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated belly

Medication Used

none

My cat is 15 years old and has in the past few days had a swollen belly that is very firm to the touch. She is eating and drinking however I do not know if she’s pooping because we have two cats that share the litter box. She is a large cat, about 22 lbs and has a saggy belly pooch normally, but this is different.
She isn’t behaving oddly, hasn’t thrown up since the symptoms began. Could she be constipated or does it sound like anything else?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many reasons for Tilley's belly to be swollen and firm. Even though she seems to be acting normally, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can evaluate her, determine if she is constipated, or if she has fluid in her belly, or what the cause of that firmness is. They'll be able to see what treatment she might need.

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Gaia
short hair
2 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Abdominal Distension

Hi,

My kitten was diagnosed with FIP two days ago despite her only symptom being a swollen belly. She is otherwise extremely active with a growing appetite, no signs of fever or hazy eyes.

Since the diagnosis, her belly has returned to normal. I was wondering if I should see another vet for a second opinion since she seems to be a healthy little girl... I can't imagine putting her down while she still has such vivacity.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is based on symptoms since there is no specific test, a coronavirus test just shows coronavirus but doesn’t indicate whether the virus mutated to FIP. If you have concerns about the diagnosis you should get a second opinion to ease your concerns. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Siamese/tabby
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

mucus
Vomited once
Increased shedding
Weight gain
Increased thirst

My cat is a Siamese/tabby. We have been living in our new apartment for 2 months and I thought some of his behaviors were associated with being in a new home. But I’m starting to think maybe he’s hiding some illness. These are the things I’ve noticed that are a tad off for him:

-Gained weight
-Tad bit of bloating
-Drinking more water
-Increased shedding
-Increased and loud vocalization
-Not hiding but sleeping in corner of closet.
-Vomit once the day after a bath.
-Diarrhea observed once along with white mucus that was found on underside of tail but haven’t seen since then.

Any suggestions? He was just seen by our vet in May and given a clean bill of health, just a little over weight.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the vomiting and diarrhoea were just one time issues we may set them aside for a moment and concentrate on the weight gain, bloating, shedding and increased thirst; hormonal conditions including Cushing’s Disease may explain the symptoms but I would recommend that you return to your Veterinarian for an examination as a lot may have happened since May. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/cushings-disease

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Binx
dsh
12 Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

none

My boyfriend and i are first-time cat owners and we just brought home our precious kitten, Binx. He is 12 weeks old and we got him from a shelter that gave him all of his shots, vaccinations, dewormed him, and neutered him. We love him so much and are finding ourselves to be very nervous and hovering over him. The first day we brought him home, he would not eat the dry food or treats we had for him. We received one can of wet food for him, and when he hadn’t eaten by mid-morning on day two, i decided to mix the wet food with the dry and he gobbled it up. But then i noticed that he was constantly eating, he continued to go to his food bowl throughout the entire day, even when there was only dry food left. We bought more wet food, as this was his preference, and we noticed after feeding him again, his belly was extremely bloated. It is day 4 and we only feed him three times a day, 3 or less ounces at a time. It was only twice a day at first but he seems to be extremely hungry and around midday he would cry and sit by his food bowl for long periods of time. I just fed him 3 ounces for lunch, over 6 hours after his breakfast, and his stomach is extremely bloated. He doesn’t poop often, but we know he is comfortable with his litter box because he pees regularly and i wasn’t too worried because i read that kittens don’t typically poop a lot. I’m just a new cat Mom who is very worried about her baby.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is exciting when you’re a new cat mom and like any new family addition it is normal to watch every move and panic over everything. Binx may not be used to dry food if was always fed wet food before, but if you don’t give him any option he should start to pick up the dry food when he is hungary; the bloating may be caused by a variety of reasons which may include stress, dietary changes, parasites among other causes. Keep an eye on him for the time being and he may require another vaccine before 16 weeks and you can bring up any issues with the Veterinarian then. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/internal_medicine/newsletters/vaccination_protocols.cfm

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Rosie
short hair
2 Days
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat has gained weight since she got fixed. A couple months ago. It was put on quickly. She’s always hungry and meowing for food. It’s like she’s desperate. Her stomach is hard and bloated and I’ve noticed worms in her stool. Could the stomach be a result of those?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bloating and increased hunger are common symptoms of intestinal worms, you should ensure that Rosie is wormed with an effective anthelmintic and is otherwise in good health. Monitor Rosie for improvements but it would be best to get a wormer from your Veterinarian as some pet shop products are not as effective. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bubba
Dlh
14 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

my cat is extremely bloated and can barely walk to get to the bathroom. Is there any steps I can take from home to help him out until we can get him into the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It depends on what is causing the bloating; gas, fluid and fat may cause abdominal distention but many conditions may affect an older cat. Bloating (gas) may be associated with worms especially if you’re not worming Bubba on a regular basis, you should ensure that the worming is up to date with an effective anthelmintic but also visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hugo
Brithish short hair cat
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen tummy

Hi we have just taken in Hugo a 5 year old British shorthair. Over the last week we have noticed a large swelling in his tummy, he is very lethargic and not eating or drinking. The last bowel movement was over 1 week ago now. We currently cannot afford the vet bill. We may be entitled to help from the blue cross charity but I am concerned Hugo will not last until we are approved. What can I do to help him? He has had a worming tablet.
We did see a vet who was concerned re fluid in his tummy. However there was no discomort, no obvious bowel or bladder fullness.and no temperature.
He has become worse since seeing the vet 2 days ago though.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Hugo or having more information I cannot say what the specific underlying cause is, without knowing the underlying cause I cannot advise on any treatment. If there is fluid accumulating in the abdomen, it may be due to a few different conditions including liver disease, heart disease, low blood albumin among other conditions. I am unable to recommend anything since the specific underlying cause is unknown. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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layla
domestic medium hair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge
Bloating

my cat looks bloated and when i touch her tummy she attacks, im guessing she has pain. she’s also been havig a runny nose and has sneezed a few times. im not sure if these things are connected but should i be concerned ? please help out, thanks :)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Layla is in a lot of pain, there are various different causes for bloating in cats and it would be best given the reaction to palpation to have a Veterinarian take a look as it may be more serious than a few parasitic worms. Without examining her I cannot determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Mixed breed
8 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Almost 2 years ago, in 2016, we had to take my (at the time) 6 year old, fixed male cat to an emergency vet clinic for a blocked bladder. He’s been on a prescription diet since, but I’m worried that it might be back. His stomach feels hard and he’s thrown up twice in the past three days. I’m not sure how he’s been urinating as we have 3 other cats in the house and it’s hard to keep track. He’s been sleeping a bit more than usual but not visibly lethargic otherwise. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You could try to separate Leo from the other cats in a room alone with a fresh litter tray to see if he goes or not; however, you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination and urinalysis especially with Leo’s history of urinary issues to be on the safe side. Without examining Leo myself, I cannot give you any specific indication whether there is an issue or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coca
Persian
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhoea

Medication Used

Metrobactin
Clavaseptin
Bioprotect
Vetpro

Hello. I would like to ask you a question about my cats diarrhoea hasn’t stopped like around 3 weeks already and now her stomach feels bloated but it’s hard to tell.. it all did started since when my vet gave her wormer but I think he overdosed becauseshe was barely over 800gr but that
Milbemax whole tablet is from 1 kg to 2 kg so he gave her full tablet of that and did her first vaccination after that her diarrhoea started took her back to the vets again and then he gave her that paste it didn’t help then I took her back again and then he prescribed antibiotics clavaseptin for her but I think these antibiotics doesn’t seem to help her since I did my research online it’s more for like skin infections and could cause even worse diarrhoea so I took her to different vet and he gave her now metrobactin so I gave her it for 2 days and I don’t really know if it’s going to work... but overall she have been eating drinking and playing and running around well which is surprising since she had diarrhoea for weeks and I have tried almost everything possible and now her stomach feels bloated so I would like to ask you your opinion on this story if these vets even doing their job right because it’s seems like they don’t know what they are doing and what could be the cause of this long diarrhoea could it be overdosed wormer or it’s something else thank you so much x

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Medications like Milbemax (milbemycin oxime and praziquantel) should be given in accordance with the prescribing information, however anthelmintics are safety tested at up to five times recommended dosage with little to no side effects; you should ideally give the Milbemax another two times two weeks apart then every month until six months (speak with your Veterinarian). There are many issues which may cause diarrhoea and bloating in kittens with worms being at the top of the list; however other issues like food intolerance, medication side effects (many antibiotics and other medications have diarrhoea as a common side effect) among other issues. Two days is still early and see how treatment goes with this Veterinarian, give it the weekend to see if you notice any improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://elanco.cvpservice.com/product/basic/view/1231096

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Gresto
Home
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

My 4 months old cat has a soft, bloated tummy, his testicles are a bit swollen. His eyes are cloudy near the nose side. He eats very little and today he had a little cow milk, which he liked. He goes outside and licks the cement and I pour some water to hydrate him. He goes further and licks more cement. Are all these simptoms related to any life threatening disease?

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not sure
Not sure
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

lumps on stomach, loose stool

Hi, I found a cat that I took in off the streets due to her being very malnourished it looks like she has had a litter of kittens since she's got 8 nipples on her stomach but i'm not sure as I've never had a pregnant cat before. She's been eating and drinking, her stool is loose and her stomach feels lumpy. Could it be milk or could she still be pregnant? She's so skinny it's hard to tell. Any ideas? I have yet to take her to the vet as I only found her 2 days ago and was hoping her owners would be looking for her but so far I've had no luck in finding them.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If she is skinny, you may be able to feel kittens if she is far along without putting too much pressure; however the mammary glands may be enlarged due to pregnancy, recent queening or mastitis (among other conditions). You should try to ensure that she remains hydrated and encourage her to eat; if she is a stray you should worm her with Panacur (fenbendazole) which is safe for pregnant and nursing cats. Visit a Veterinarian for an examination and she may have a microchip too to identify the owner. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Olive
Cat
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Big stomach , always hungry

My cat has had a huge stomach for a month now. She is always hungry. It happened very suddenly she was thin and playful and now her stomach is huge. nothing in the way we feed her or our other cat has changed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloating which may include worms (common in younger cats), dietary intolerance (a cat may develop an intolerance to food being fed), infections or the bloating may be due to fluid or fat which would be due to other conditions. If Olive is wormed regularly and otherwise in good spirits, you should visit your Veterinarian to determine whether there are any other symptoms which may point to a specific underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mowgli
Domestic long hair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating

Mowgli has a bloated belly but is acting completely normal, drinking and eating normally. He been more hungry then normal and has been eating his food pretty fast and often eating my other cats food as well

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Catinopolis
Bombay
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Laziness
Anger

My cat was overeating for a while now ,sneezing as well, a while ago he stopped playing and kept meowing too loud whenever someone touches him, i got him to the vet and he asked me to feed him 4 times a day with less portions ,but my cat still wants to eat i gave him a dmall portion but he aint satisfied and wants more

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Beerus
Chartreux
12 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Can't walk, swollen stomach, weakness

I'm not sure how old this kitten is. But I found him on the side of a street while I was out on a walk. I brought him food and water, at first I noticed he had trouble walking almost like Saddle Thrombosis..he was very scared at first. He was screaming out which is how I was drawn to meeting him. I then brought him to my home. He ate food, he drank water, he used a litter box I already had from another cat I own. Anyway, he can't jump, he can barely walk without falling over and laying there for a few seconds and getting up again, his bones were shown, he was definitely starving out there..I'm not sure how long he was out after birth for it to be this bad on such a small kitten..it sucks to think about..he sleeps a lot, his stomach is getting swollen the more he eats..I've never owned a cat that had health problems like this. I'm hoping that maybe I'll get an email from anyone on here having same symptoms with their kitten that could possibly help me with a sense of relief. I'm planning on taking him to the vet to investigate my options furthermore on how to treat whatever is wrong with him..but it's sort of a dire emergency right now for me..I just want him to be okay. I've never been put in a situation like this to where I had to figure something out. But if I get nothing on here from anyone, after my visit with the vet I will update this post regarding what to do when anyone finds their self in my shoes.

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Loki
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloated stomach

My male cat is 2 years old. He has always had a bigger tummy. He did have worms at first, but they are completely treated. He shows no signs of any other symptoms. He plays, eats, and drinks normal. I don’t notice any over eating. He seems to eat the same as my other male 2 year old cat. They came from the same litter. My husband and I have only noticed him throw up when he was a kitten. His stomach just worries me because it doesn’t feel like a normal cat stomach like my other cat. He doesn’t seem to eat so much to be overweight either, and he only weighs 11-13lbs. The other cat is about 12-15lbs (they are half Maine Coone)

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Rufus
Persian
9 Years
Critical
Has Symptoms
Abdominal Distension
It was suggested I put my cat to sleep. He was 9 y/o and had bloat when he was 4y/0. Two weeks prior to his death he became bloated and took him to the Vet Hospital where the relived the air in his stomach. The next morning he was bloated again and other exray were taken. He was impacted. They cleared him out and put him on Miralax, Cisipride to increase his motility, and Ratidine. His did have two bowel movements and then continued to bloat. With vomiting. So they then added Prednisone and Remeron to help with his appetite. The day and night before his death he was kneading aggressively , hunching and wagging his tail. That next morning he was straining so hard his penis extruded. I took him immediately in to the Vet. They suspected a tumor or a neuron problem. Suggested I could get an Ultrasound and if it was a tumor he would need surgery and chemo and the outcome would be the same. Rather than see him suffer any more I allowed Euthanasia. I feel like I failed him and wondered if he was misdiagnosed. I think the food he was eating Royal Canin SO caused the impaction. When attempting to hydrate it to offer him soft food it took 20 minutes to break down. I am so filled with guilt about allowing him to be put to sleep. I am sick with grief. Please share your thoughts. Jenny Bagen In Memory of my Precious Rufus. Read more at: https://www.vetary.com/cat/condition/bloating