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Friday 24th of November 2017



Yellow Fat Disease


General information on Yellow Fat Disease

Yellow Fat Disease or Pansteatits is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin E. Vitamin E deficiency is one of the most critical deficiency diseases in cats. Cats that are fed large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, such as are found in red meat tuna, are at high risk for the disease. Tuna canned for human consumption is not supplemented with Vitamin E.


Symptoms of Yellow Fat Disease

Yellow Fat Disease or Pansteatits is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin E. Vitamin E deficiency is one of the most critical deficiency diseases in cats. Cats that are fed large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, such as are found in red meat tuna, are at high risk for the disease. Tuna canned for human consumption is not supplemented with Vitamin E.
Some symptoms of Yellow Fat Disease in cats may involve a greasy, dull coat, flaky skin, severe pain when touched, loss of appetite, fever, lethargy.

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Treatments for Yellow Fat Disease

Yellow Fat Disease can be difficult to diagnose. A history of your cat's eating habits is helpful. In addition, your vet may obtain a fat biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Daily doses of Vitamin E help to reverse the disease. Corticosteroids may also be administered to reduce the inflammatory reaction.




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