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Lactic acidosis is often severe by the time it is diagnosed and will require aggressive therapy to bring it under control. Prescribed treatment by your veterinarian will be dependent upon the underlying cause. The ability of your cat's body's to clear lactate (salt of lactic acid) will be a good indicator of the therapy's success, and can determine whether your cat will survive.
It is important to observe your cat's ongoing response to the given treatment so that the chances for a healthy recovery are increased. Some of the potential complications of lactic acidosis include multiple organ failure and a heightened mortality rate.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A condition of the body in which pH levels are abnormally low.