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Enlarged Spleen in Cats



The recommended treatment options will be dependent upon the underlying causes of the enlarged spleen. As an enlarged spleen is typically a sign of another underlying medical condition. It is important for your veterinarian to understand the cause before establishing a proper treatment for your cat. In severe cases, removal of the spleen (splenectomy) may be recommended.


Living and Management


Many of the common underlying medical causes are treatable with prescription medication. In the event that the spleen is removed, your cat will require rehabilitation to heal properly; its activity will need to be restricted.




There are currently no known preventative measures for an enlarged spleen.

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