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what are some of the reasons that an otherwise healthy cat may have a swollen abdomen? She has always had this problem (since we got her at 8 weeks old). it appears to be getting most pronounced as she gets older. she is now 8 months old.
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The most common thing is intestinal parasites. So I would suggest to have her stool sample checked, and even if it is negative, go ahead and have your vet deworm her anyway. If this does not help, then it is possible that there is infectious disease going on, such as FIP and liver disease. These will require you to have her bloodwork checked and possibly x-rays by your vet.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

 

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