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Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

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  • Hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver syndrome, is a very serious condition that occurs exclusively in cats, typically middle-aged, overweight kitties
  • The most common trigger for the disorder is rapid weight loss as the result of anorexia or a significant reduction in daily caloric intake
  • Symptoms include dehydration, excessive drooling, vomiting, lethargy and jaundice
  • Treatment in the form of nutritional support must be started immediately and continued for several weeks
  • To prevent hepatic lipidosis, it’s important to monitor your cat’s calorie intake on a daily basis. Call your vet if your kitty’s refusing to eat at all or his appetite has dropped off noticeably over a period of a few days
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http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/05/30/hepatic-lipidosis-cats.aspx?utm_source=petsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170530Z1&et_cid=DM144881&et_rid=2023416824

 

 

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