Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease in the Himalayan
Did you know that a cat’s liver is responsible for producing chemicals needed for digestion and detoxification? If your Himalayan cat or other breed of feline has been diagnosed with fatty liver disease by your vet then your cat’s liver has most likely been compromised and is unable to function. An infected cat may stop eating and become undernourished. When this happens his body naturally takes fat from reserves and transfers them to the liver in order to process it into energy. A cat’s liver is unable to process the fat. Symptoms of fatty liver disease include 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. If your cat has any of these symptoms, contact your vets Shreveport, LA immediately. Diagnosis and treatment are needed immediately to prevent further liver damage for your Himalayan cat.