Understanding Ascites in Cats
ccumulation of fluid in the abdomen is an important — and usually dangerous — sign of illness in cats. Here's what you should know about it.
Ascites (pronounced “a-site-eez”) is the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. It is a sign of disease, rather than a diagnosis. Unfortunately, there are very few benign causes of ascites. Because there are so many possible causes of ascites, the historical findings will vary in each individual case.