Gall Bladder Bile Duct Disorders
Gallbladder Bile Duct Disorder in Cats
Having a cat sick with gallbladder problems can be terrible. Once you’ve taken them to the vet for a prescribed treatment plan, you can take the extra step of helping your cat with powerful herbal remedies formulated just for them. Together with conventional medicine, you can provide the comprehensive support your cat needs.
How NHV Remedies Support Cats with Gallbladder Problems
Supplements like those in NHV’s Gallbladder Kit for Cats and Dogs are formulated by veterinarians with powerful ingredients to support your cat’s gallbladder. Herbal extracts including milk thistle, turmeric, and a potent blend found in BK Detox helps to flush toxins from their system, reduce inflammation, and support the gallbladde.
All-natural supplements by NHV Natural Pet Products taken in addition to treatment by a veterinarian is part of comprehensive support your cat with gallbladder issues. These supplements are vet-formulated, extensively tested for quality, and enjoyed by pets around the world.
Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems in Cats
- Abdominal discomfort
Gallbladder problems in cats are not common, but when they do occur, they generally affect middle-aged and older cats. Gallbladder disorders are generally divided into three categories: obstructive disease, non-obstructive disease, and rupture of the gallbladder. Tumors can also affect the gallbladder.
About the Gallbladder
The gallbladder rests in the abdomen where it's attached to the liver and pancreas. It’s a small, pear-shaped organ that stores bile, a liquid secreted by the liver and discharged into the small intestine to help eliminate waste from the body and facilitate digestion and the absorption of fats.
Inflammation can be one gallbladder problem in cats, and is usually caused by a bacterial infection that starts in the intestine and travels up the bile duct or spreads through the blood. Inflammation can also spread to the surrounding branches of the bile duct and the liver.
Obstructive diseases occur when an abnormal pancreas compresses the bile ducts that lead from the liver to the gallbladder or when gallstones are present, which is rare.
Non-obstructive diseases usually occur as a result of bacterial infection. If the gallbladder ruptures, it is usually caused by blunt trauma, gallstones, or inflammation of the gallbladder.
If you suspect gallbladder problems in your cat, a vet examination will help determine the disorder. Herbs such as Milk Thistle are effective in supporting a cat’s gallbladder and liver. Visit NHV’s blog for helpful advice on taking care of your pet with all-natural supplements. Or, search our Pet Expert Q&A for answers to pet owner’s questions from experienced veterinarians.