Ultrasound findings in 13 yo cat - Cat litter or Lymphoma?

Christie

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Hello,

On a sad note, my cat was vomiting & struggling to poop and not eating this week. Vet gave anti-nausea and fluids the other day. I thought he was sad by his friends passing but it's sudden and still happening.

I have seen him eat a pellet or two in the past. The litter is Cat Spot 100% organic coconut shells, non-clumping. I don't think you can find cleaner kitty litter...?

I contacted the litter company. They have had reports of cats licking it up periodically but nothing bad happening.

I've attached his ultrasound which Dr. says could be something he ate or Lymphoma. Sad to see our boy this way. What do you suggest?

Thank you.
Christie

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Christie

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He ate tonight! This morning he nibbled and tonight ate some more. He’s purring but always has, he’s so sweet.
He seems to be improving but the ultrasound makes me nervous. Plus blood work said his lymphocytes were low and in the red.

Just moves slow like a sloth. Can’t tell if that’s normal. Or joint related perhaps.
Christie
 

Christie

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He's back to eating and pooping like a champ! Hopefully it was only those 3-4 days of something he ate.

He also had these reported findings. Should I start him on a raw diet or what supplements would be right for him?

He also has a heart murmur which is new to us. I'm not sure what to do about that...

Liver: normal size with sharp margins, a homogenously normal echotexture with several anechoic, cavitated nodules in the right liver that cause distal acoustic enhancement.

Gallbladder: normal wall thickness and is normally distended with anechoic bile.

CBD: mildly dilated and tortuous

Spleen: normal size with a homogenous, normoechoic echotexture with many small, round, hyperechoic nodules. The spleen has normal blood flow.

Kidneys: Kidneys are normal size with smooth contours, good corticomedullary distinction and normal renal pelvices.

The ureters are not visualized.

Urinary Bladder: No calculi, polyps or masses noted. Normal wall thickness

Adrenals: both adrenals are normal in size, shape and architecture
 

Christie

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Would Dr Jeff’s immunity boosting drops that I purchased for my kittens be a good thing to include in Peppers routine per his labs? Thanks.
 

Dr. Erin

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Christie,
I am so sorry for that potential scary diagnosis. It is really important to get jejunum thickness in mm. What is each layer of the intestine thickness? This helps determine likelihood of lymphoma.
Also consider getting a cobalamine and folate test done to determine if injectable supplementation is needed. This is critical with cats that have GI disease.
Lastly, I highly recommend fecal microbiome transfers and digestive enzymes with GI disease in kitties.
 

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