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Cats blood work results Na/K Ratio 30 (LOW) RBC 5.8

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Cats blood work results:

Na/K Ratio: 30 (LOW)

RBC: 5.8 (LOW)

Neutropils: 10560 (HIGH)

Monocytes: 660 (HIGH)


Specific Gravity: 1.074 (HIGH)

Protein: 2+ (HIGH)

The cat will barely eat (treats, chicken, and other foods that she would normally be quite excited about). An X-ray showed irregular shape and poorly defined lines around the spleen. Does this indicate some type of cancer or infection?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
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Is there a HCT or PCV on the bloodwork?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

HCT: 29

no 'PVC' results in blood work.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
The bloodwork is indicative of something - infection or inflammation, and dehydration.

The red blood cell count is borderline low (anemia).

Cancer is not a prominent diagnosis based on bloodwork alone.

If there is a concern that the x-ray is not normal - but not convincing enough for something as severe as surgery - prior to an exploratory, invasive and expensive procedure, I would ask your veterinarian to refer you to a radiologist for an ultrasound as soon as possible.

This is a non invasive procedure that will tell you if surgery or further testing or medication is warranted!

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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