BY ARNOLD PLOTNICK, M.S., D.V.M., ACVIM
Ask most people what their cat’s heart does, and they’ll tell you it pumps blood. How about the lungs? They breathe in oxygen
and exhale carbon dioxide. The kidneys?
They filter toxins from the blood stream
and put them in the urine. The spleen?
That’s easy. It … it …
ADMIT IT: You have no idea what the
heck your cat’s spleen does. Don’t be embarrassed. You’re in good company. The average
person is clueless about all things splenic. I
think it’s time we shed a little light on this
most puzzling of organs.