I recently took my 16 pound cat to a vet who decided to do an x-ray of the stomach area (she had a rash on the anal area and a history of occasional vomitting). The results showed she had a very large mass pushing against her organs. I saw the x-rays myself and could see this transluscent large mass taking up most of the mid-section area. You could see right thru it to the kidneys and some of the other organs. The vet decided to do surgery to which I agreed after having seen the mass on the x-ray, and discovered this mass to be an excessive amount of fat! My question is for anyone who is knowledgeable about x-rays. Shouldn't the vet have known it was fat because it was transluscent and the cat is overweight or was it smarter to do the surgery to check it out. By the way, all her organs were found to be in great condition.
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8/31/06 at 11:45am