The liver is the organ that filters and removes toxins from the body. It is also responsible for removing nutrients from foods in addition to synthesize proteins and fats. A failure in the liver can be fatal.
What is hepatitis? It is called hepatitis to liver inflammation. Its causes are varied and symptoms are detected after the condition takes time in the body. Early diagnosis saves the life of the cat.
Although many of the symptoms are more common in older cats, hepatitis can develop in cats of any age.
Causes; • Contact with blood or excreta of sick cat; • viral infection; • bacterial infection; • Toxic substances such as pesticides; • Feline Diabetes; • feline leukemia virus; • Hyperthyroidism
Symptoms of hepatitis; • Loss of appetite and weight; • Vomiting and diarrhea; • excessive thirst • Excessive Orin; • Swollen abdomen; • Jaundice • Dull Hair; • Personality Change
If you notice any of these symptoms in your cat, please go to the vet.
Diagnosis: He arrives at the office with notes of everything you eat and drink the cat. Any change of diet, medication, new toys or houseplants are important pieces in the puzzle for proper diagnosis.
The veterinarian will examine the abdomen Pussycat. This includes X-rays, blood tests and urine tests to figure out whether the cause is another disease or environmental causes. If the case is more difficult you will need to place the cat under anesthesia and biopsy of the liver.
Treatment: This depends on the cause; • If the Pussycat is very sick, he will spend a few days in the veterinary hospital under treatment fluids vein • It will prescribe medication to eliminate accumulated in your abdomen liquid which will relieve the pain.. suffering; • change diet. to prevent it from happening again, the veterinarian will recommend a change in diet low in sodium. More specialized trademarks in the market have special food for this type of condition. If you prefer to prepare a solution based on fresh homemade food, make sure it’s low sodium diet;. * Check with your veterinarian before making any dietary changes. Your good intentions can cause more damage;. • If you notice that the cat is not responding to medication and / or diet, talk to your veterinarian. Perhaps the Pussycat need more intensive treatment.
Remember that this condition can be fatal. Do not think the cat will improve tomorrow. You must stay alert to any changes.