Fat deposit around the spleen?

kristin petersonkristin peterson Member Posts: 15
My cat had surgery 6 months ago (to remove yarn) and the vet said the tail of his spleen is kind of curled under and there is a large fat deposit around it. Indeed, Dylan is a fairly sleek cat, except for his flabby lower belly pouch. The vet said it was odd, but probably not a problem, but I wonder... is this something I should be concerned about? An indicator of a more serious health problem? He is only 2 years old and otherwise in great health.

Best Answers

  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    Accepted Answer
    Why not ask your vet since they did the surgery and have Dylan's health history.
  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
    Accepted Answer
    If your vet said "probably" not a health problem and that is the best answer he offered but you are still unsure, I would take the cat to another vet for a second opinion. They would need copies of your cat's records faxed to them and would then do an exam and suggest any tests that might be needed. I took Kira to a clinic that specializes in cats only when I was not comfortable with my vet's knowledge on her illness and then went to a Specialist for her surgery. It was worth the extra money for the peace of mind in the long run. I still love my own vet and everybody still goes there now that Kira is well again.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!