Care for cat with hepatitis

Often the liver is defined as the room to recycle animal and human waste. But we must not forget that it is a great source of energy for the body and that it is always performing very hard work to keep harmful substances out of the body. Therefore, its main function would be to filter .

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In this article of YourCatCareguide we want to give you some recommendations on how to care for a cat with hepatitis so that the disease does not become an obstacle or a nuisance when it comes to living with your sick cat. Find out what you can do to help you next.

What is hepatitis in cats?

We will not go into this much longer because we already have a specific article that you can visit about hepatitis in cats , but to better understand care you must at least understand what it is. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver , but not only one origin or cause but several, and some are not yet fully defined.

As the most common causes we have the following:

  • Hepatic lipidosis : it is an accumulation of adipose tissue in the liver and the most popular cause is prolonged fasts, either voluntarily or accidentally.
  • Autoimmune or idiopathic hepatitis .
  • Feline cholangiohepatitis : Inflammation of the bile ducts by some bacteria that was lodged in the intestine and ascended by the canaliculi to the liver, infecting it secondary.
  • Liver tumors .

Diagnosis and treatment for hepatitis in cats

If your cat is apathetic, unwilling to eat, with little or no appetite , after 24 hours, you should go with him to the vet for a general checkup and for a blood test, which will be confirmation of the illness. The cat manages its food, that is, when it wants to eat and when it is not hungry does not touch to him, therefore it must be attentive to these long periods without eating, since it is an alarm of hepatic lipidosis.

Usually this is accompanied by not wanting to drink water, so the picture may worsen and dehydration can cause you other damages such as encephalopathy and / or irreparable central lesions.

The treatment will be very care-based, but everything will depend on the state in which the cat is found. The treatment will always depend on what caused the problem, so it is important to consult the veterinarian and follow their indications regarding the treatment.

Caring for a cat with hepatitis

This is a disease in which the cat may need to be hospitalized, but as soon as it gets better, he can bring it home. Once at home, you should take into account some care you should take with your cat with hepatitis.

In general, cats with hepatic lipidosis do not want to eat , something we can not afford. We must put a smile, in the most extreme cases, to feed and hydrate . With the collaboration of the owners and sometimes, using appetite stimulants, we have managed to overcome this traumatic and risky step for the feline.

As owners we must be patient, but insistent, trying different foods, soft food, home-cooked food that you will like to eat like meat, chicken, tuna, vegetables, fruits, etc. The goal is for him to eat , at all costs!

What we should consider is that your liver is failing and we should give you food low in fats , because they can accumulate in your liver and continue to cause damage. The foods that we should avoid are: raw garlic and onion, chocolate, fat in the meats (for now, because when they recover they are good), avocado and chocolate.

We can help you, whenever the veterinarian approves, with medicinal herbs that stimulate the appetite and do not harm your liver, collaborating with its cleaning. You have the following options:

  • Brewer’s yeast (mixed with food)
  • Boldo
  • Dandelion
  • Artichoke extract
  • Turmeric (grated or powdered)
  • Dried leaves of dried

You can also turn to homeopathy for cats by consulting a veterinarian who has the knowledge to be able to avoid relapses in your cat.

Lastly, you can still experience Reiki with some professional. This will help your feline to feel better and to accept the aids we are trying to give you to improve as soon as possible.

This article is purely informative, in we do not have the capacity to prescribe veterinary treatments nor to make any type of diagnosis. We suggest you bring your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or malaise.

If you would like to see more items that are similar to Hepatitis Cat Care , we recommend that you enter our Other Health Issues section .

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