Q. My cat has a huge lump on the side of her stomach. When she eats it becomes more pronounced. If she had it on both sides I would say she is pregnant

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A. She may have a hernia in her body wall, from an injury,most likely. I recommend getting this checked by your vet as soon as possible. If it is a hernia, abdominal structures can slip out through the opening and get caught, have the blood supply cut off and die, causing necrosis and tissue death. This can be a life-threatening condition.

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