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Treatment largely depends on the underlying cause and is highly individualized. Cats with serious or advanced disease might need to be hospitalized for initial intensive care and treatment. A nutritionally balanced diet is given according to daily energy requirements and disease status. Vitamin supplementation is also recommended in affected patients. Some cases may require surgery, like those with obstruction of the biliary tract, and a blood transfusion may be required if severe anemia is present.
Prognosis of this disease largely depends on the underlying cause and treatment offered. However, proper diet, timely administration of medicines, complete rest, and regular monitoring will help your cat throughout the healing process.
Do not give any drug or modify dosage without the expressed approval of your cat's veterinarian, especially painkillers, which may prove to be toxic for the liver in this condition. Because the liver is the central organ for metabolism, toxicity may occur in cases of liver impairment.
Cats with liver failure need an extremely high level of care at home due to the inherent instability of this condition. These animals may bleed at any time. If you see your pet bleeding, immediately call your veterinarian for help. In addition, advise your veterinarian should the cat's feces or urine change color.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
The group of processes that involve the use of nutrients by the body
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition in which the skin becomes yellow in color as do the mucous membranes; this is due to excess amounts of bilirubin.
Referring to the liver
A certain pigment that is produced when hemoglobin is destroyed.
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
Eliminating or the material that has actually been eliminated
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A condition in which the liver becomes inflamed