Diagnosing Fatty Liver in American Curls

Did you know that fatty liver disease can occur in an American Curl when large amounts of fat are deposited into the liver? This usually happens as a result of malnourishment or rapid weight loss. Some experts believe additional causes or trigger of the disease could include cancer, diabetes, pancreatitis, kidney disease and other liver diseases. In order to diagnose fatty liver disease in an American Curl, your vet will need to conduct a thorough exam along with a review of your cat’s health history. Be sure to tell your vet of any symptoms your American Curl might have including prolonged anorexia, rapid weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle wasting, depression, downward flexion of the head and neck, yellowing of the eyes, drooling, and possible collapse in later stages. In addition to the physical exam, a full biochemistry profile, complete blood count and urinalysis may be conducted. Learn more from your veterinarian San Diego CA.


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