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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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My cat is male' eight years old with a fine coat of fur. However

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My cat is male' eight years old with a fine coat of fur. However his tummy seems to have become quite bloated over the course of a day. He is not showing any sign of pain when touched, is purring and is eating food. But I am worried about the swelling.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Have you noticed him producing urine and feces as normal?
Or any straining to do so unsuccessfully?

Does this bloating feel fluidy (like a water balloon) or taut/hard?

Does Ornith have any history of a heart condition?

Have you noticed any slow weight loss, changes in thirst, or appetite in recent weeks?