Rumor: Cat’s ascites are not equal to "cats pass". An article tells you what cat’s ascites are

I saw someone saying on the Internet: "The cat’s belly is large, there are water sounds, no appetite, poor mental, and ascites. The cat is a cat’s abdomen. It is recommended to euthana."

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I just want to say that this is a rumor. Cat’s ascites and cats are completely two different concepts.

ASCITES: It refers to the accumulation of liquid in the peritoneal cavity, indicating the potential disease process.

Cat’s abdomen (FIP): It is a major disease caused by a strong poison type (biological type, BIOTYPE) of FCOV (Cat Coronary Virus).In addition, the non -strong poisonous biological type of FCOV (Cat Coronary Virus) is a cat intestinal coronary virus, which is common in the global healthy cat group.

One is clinical symptoms, and the other is major diseases, with completely different concepts.

Moreover, the diagnosis of the abdomen is not as simple as Figure 1-1.

Alb/GLOB albumin-globulin ratio), laboratory examination, etc.At least a variety of identification is required to meet the FIP identification conditions at least to diagnose the abdomen.

"Ascites = Destiny" is a rumor, rumor!

So new questions come, what’s the matter with ascites?

This article is a deeper knowledge of the "ascites" in this article. It is divided into three parts, which are: the cause of cat ascites, the diagnosis of cat ascites, and the treatment of cat ascites.

Friendly reminder: The key points that need to be understood in this article have been thicker for easy reading.If you are interested, please read the full text.

Most causes of ascites symptoms of cats are caused by the secondary cause of the disease, and a small amount of non -pathological causes.

1. Abdominal tumors: cancer diffusion, abdominal organs cancer or adenocarcinoma are one of the most common causes of adult cat ascites.

2. Certain cardiac failure: dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic myocardial disease (more common in genetic category), congenital heart abnormalities, pericardial effusion, etc.

3. Bleeding: anticoagulant poisoning, trauma, and surgery cause ascites.

4. Perititis: Infectious peritonitis (high incidence), chylitis, bacterial peritonitis.

5. Low albumin leather: chronic liver disease, glomerular nephritis, etc.

6, malnutrition: parasitic malnutrition (infected with parasitic disease, a large amount of parasites absorb nutrients, commonly below the age of kitten) or dietary malnutrition (three -free cat food, expired cat food, cat food, cat foodMold, etc.).

The diagnosis of cat ascites is more complicated, because the cause of ascites is more complicated.

Divided into two types: main diagnosis and auxiliary diagnosis.

1. Main diagnosis

Blood conventional CBC: Check whether anemia.

Biochemical examination: Biochemical data can understand whether low albumin lempians, decreased hemoglobin nitrogen, and whether liver enzyme activity rises, and understand these to detect whether the liver function is incomplete.

X -ray examination: Check whether there are ascites.

Ascites: Check whether there is ascites and judge the severity of ascites.It is also hypertrophic through the tattooal organs to eliminate congestive heart failure or tumor.You can also exclude pregnancy, obesity and bladder filling (urination).

Chest auscultation: Some myocardial diseases can cause heart murmurs and rush to the law. When the pericardium is accumulated, the heart sounds are low.

The color of the mucous membrane and the capillary of the capillaries: When the cat is full of heart failure or bleeding, it will cause pale and full time (CRT) of the mucosa.

Littosis test: Analysis of the specific ascites, leakage liquid, exudate or bleeding or chylite.The ingredients of exudate have changed, indicating that the cat’s abdomen or other infectious diseases and tumors can be suspected.

2. Auxiliary diagnosis

The bile acid index (examination of chronic liver disease), abdominal ultrasonic diagnosis (value higher than X -ray examination), ultrasonic heart tract (examination heart disease), urine analysis (detection of proteinuria), etc.

Tips: Similar diseases such as obesity, tumors, uterine pus, uterine accumulation, uterine effusion, stubborn constipation (accumulated manure), hepatoblasty, spleen moltenity, etc. Of course, there are pregnancy (pregnancy).

Treatment of cat ascites: If the exudate liquid interfere with the cat’s normal breathing, it needs to be performed by the abdominal cavity. It can be excluded by 50%-75%of the ascites through the sleeve needle (medium size 18-22).

The most important step for the treatment of cat ascites is to treat potential diseases. The successful treatment of potential diseases is of great significance for cat ascites rehabilitation.

The prognosis of cat ascites vary depending on the cause of cat ascites.

This is the end of the knowledge of this article. The symptoms of cat ascites are not necessarily caused by cat infectious peritonitis.When a cat has ascites, you need to go to the hospital for diagnosis and identification immediately. Cat’s ascites are not terrible, and the cause of diagnosis is the top priority.

Finally, pray that all cats are healthy!


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