Fatty Liver Disease in Cats, Causes and Treatment
Fatty liver disease is part of why it’s important that your cat eats every day. Fatty liver occurs when there is an accumulation of fat in the liver which replaces healthy liver tissue. This is usually concurrent with other diseases. This can be caused by a number of things, including a poor diet, anorexia, obesity, or certain medical conditions. Research has shown that fatty liver disease can start in felines after only 3 days of inappetence. If left untreated, fatty liver disease can lead to a number of other health problems, including liver damage, kidney disease, and even death. If you think your cat may have fatty liver, it is important to seek professional medical help right away.
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When liver disease strikes cats, it can be serious business. The liver is involved in many crucial functions, so a cat with liver disease may show a wide variety of symptoms. These may include lethargy, anorexia (loss of appetite), weight loss, weakness, jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes and gums), vomiting, diarrhea and behavioral changes. If you notice any of these symptoms in your cat, it’s important to take them to the vet right away. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to helping your cat manage their liver disease.
Advice from Hill’s
At The Cat Hospital in Kamloops, our veterinarians are experienced in diagnosing and treating liver diseases in cats. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your cat’s individual needs. With proper care, your cat can live a long and happy life despite their liver disease.
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If you have any concerns about fatty liver disease in cats, or if you need a medical assessment for your pet, call us, the only veterinary cat clinic in Kamloops that offers a full list of services to keep your feline friend healthy. We provide consultations, wellness exams, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, dental care, diagnostics, spaying and neutering services for cats. We love cats, and we know you do too!
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