Liver tumors in cats can arise from different parts of the liver, such as liver cells, bile ducts, connective tissue, blood vessels, and hormone-secreting cells. The most frequent primary liver tumor in cats is a bile duct adenoma, a benign growth that starts in the bile duct and can usually be cured through surgical removal.
Cats with liver cancer may exhibit symptoms like lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, many cats may not show any symptoms in the early stages. To diagnose liver cancer in cats, tests such as bloodwork, x-rays, ultrasound, fine needle aspirate for cytology, and biopsy may be performed.
Surgical removal of the tumor is a possible treatment option for liver cancer in cats， but its feasibility depends on the specific case. If the tumor is small and has not metastasized to other areas, surgery is usually a viable option. However, if the tumor is large or has spread to other organs, surgery may not be the best choice. A thorough examination and evaluation must be conducted before surgery to assess its feasibility and risks.