Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hepatic Lipidosis In Cats: How Long Can A Cat Go Without Eating?

While a fat cat might appear to be a happy cat, there is actually a deadly condition that your cat can develop from being obese. Cats are highly dependent on protein in their diet, the protein is needed for fat metabolism which is then used for energy. "Feline Fatty liver" can develop when cats go for days without food (can be as little as 36 hours). 

Hepatic Lipidosis in cats (feline fatty liver) is when the liver stops functioning properly and stores fat, instead of metabolizing it. The cells swell and become "fatty". This build up of fat inside the liver cells can be associated with diseases that cause decreased appetite, or metabolic disorders such as diabetes or in some case there is no identifiable cause. 

It is important to seek veterinary help as soon as possible for the best prognosis. They will use ultrasound and  blood test (to evaluate liver enzyme levels) to help make a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made it will be critical to find the underlying cause of why your cat was not eating, this will help determine the course of treatment  Using Ask Ariel's holistic supplements can also help optimize fat digestion and improve liver function.  

Backed by science, the Liver Support Kit contains 3 remedies to improve digestion, support liver health and reduce gastric distress. Lypozyme and Power Probiotic are tasteless powders that are easy to administer to cat. The Liver/Gallbladder Supplement is an herbal remedy that can be sprinkled on food or given with a syringe. The three products Improve digestion of fats and protein which can help your cat with hepatic lipidosis feel better. The Liver Support Kit is also excellent for pets with elevated liver enzymes, pancreatitis, diabetes and Cushing's Disease

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