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Diagnosing Bloat in Cats

Bloat can happen in cats in a similar way that it happens in dogs. Bloat can affect cats of all breeds and ages. It is commonly seen in kittens but has been seen in older felines as well. Bloat occurs when gas builds up in the stomach and has nowhere to go. As the gas expands the stomach expands and places pressure on surrounding organs. The stomach lining can tear due to the expansion. The expanding gas can also cause the stomach to push against other organs so much that blood flow is stopped and the organs begin to fail. Bloat can cause the cat to have an extended abdomen or bloated stomach. It can also cause shock, diarrhea, anxiety, restlessness, hunched up appearance (i.e. pain), etc. If you see these signs in your cat go to your Rochester, NY vet right away. Your vet will be able to conduct a few tests and make a diagnosis. To learn more, visit this site All Cats Care Center.

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