Cats are masters at hiding illness until their condition is so severe that veterinary intervention may be too late.
When the cat begins to show symptoms such as pain, unexpected weakness, attempting to belch or vomit, or difficulty breathing, it should be taken to the vet immediately.
Bloating in cats is a condition that is potentially deadly.
Bloating can develop if the cat has overeaten or had too much water to drink, or may develop as the result of one of several underlying medical causes.
If the condition isn’t detected early, it can be fatal because the cat’s organs are being compressed, making it difficult for the animal’s body to function normally.
If the bloated stomach gets large enough, the cat may have difficulty breathing.