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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Vet said s intestines are balled up and s liver and one of s

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Vet said his intestines are balled up and his liver and one of his kidneys look abnormal on xray
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Sox, he's 12
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Socks?
Customer: He's had bloody diarrhea and has lost 4 lbs in the last month
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Sox. The X-ray findings, his medical history of bloody diarrhea and profound weight loss, and his age all point to carcinomatosis - widespread malignancy in his abdominal cavity. An ultrasound of Sox's abdomen will be more sensitive than X-rays if you want further clarification if Sox can be helped. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.