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Feature July 2016 Issue

Disorders of the Feline Spleen

Once an enlarged spleen is detected in your cat, there are several diagnostic tests that are helpful in evaluating the cause.

Disorders of the Feline Spleen

We’ve all heard of the spleen, but do you really know what it does? And what does an enlarged spleen mean? Here’s what you need to know.

Most people can give you a reasonably accurate description if asked to describe the function of the heart, the kidneys or the lungs. But when it comes to the spleen, you’re probably met with blank stares — despite the fact that everyone’s heard of it. Let’s end the mystery and delve into the world of the feline spleen and what it does. …

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