Fatty Liver Disease
Support Your Cat in Recovery from Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease, or hepatic lipidosis, is one of the most common causes of liver disease affecting older and overweight cats. Fatty liver disease can occur quickly in cats who have stopped eating. Sometimes this only manifests a few days after a cat ceases to eat.
Using the natural supplements for cats with liver disease from NHV can help the liver regenerate and detoxify, providing additional support along with a vet-recommended treatment plan. We welcome you to set up an online consultation with a veterinarian, or call our free pet expert hotline at 1-877-937-4372.
Having a Healthy Liver
The liver plays a vital role in the body. Its functions include:
|Detoxifying and filtering impurities from the blood||Converting food into nutrients|
|Synthesizing enzymes and proteins||Producing bile that breaks down fat and detoxifies the blood|
The liver also metabolizes medications, and certain medications are known to cause liver dysfunction in cats if used in excess including:
Risk Factors for Liver Disease in Cats
Besides obesity, cats that are at higher risk include those with other ailments such as:
|Cancer||Digestive disorders that cause a reduction in appetite|
Some Symptoms of Liver Disease in Cats
Your cat may show all or some of these symptoms
|Loss of appetite||Drastic weight loss|
|Vomiting||Circling and pressing the head against objects|
When cats stop eating, the liver is then forced to convert body fat for energy. As this process continues, the fat builds up in the cells of the liver, which can lead to liver failure. This disease is reversible with intense treatment.
Supporting Your Cat’s Liver with Nutrition
Following a well-balanced diet that your vet can recommend along with vet-formulated home treatments for liver disease in cats can help aid digestion and boost liver function. You can also ask the experts at NHV online for help or even a second opinion because your pet’s health and wellness is our primary goal.