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Friday 28th of July 2017



Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis


General information on Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis

Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis, although the cause is unknown, is a common cause of liver failure in cats of both sexes and all ages. Typically when a cat stops eating for a period of time, fat accumulates in the liver cells. Appetite loss can be for two to three weeks, but there are cases in which appetite loss is just a few days. Your vet may diagnose Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis with a liver biopsy.


Symptoms of Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis

Symptoms of Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis can include appetite loss, lethargy, vomiting, jaundice, yellow color inside of the ears, and gums. Cats that are overweight may be predisposed to the syndrome.

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Treatments for Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis

Treatment for Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis may include intensive fluid replacement and forced feeding. Your vet may prescribe appetite stimulants and in some case special diets and formulas administered by stomach tube may be indicated.




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