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There is no cure for amyloidosis, but supportive care is very helpful. Blood transfusions should be administered if your cat has recently lost a lot of blood. Fluid therapy and possible diet changes will need to be undertaken. Each patient should have its diet tailored to suit the organ function that is being affected most. If feline patients have a fractured liver lobe, surgery may be necessary.
This syndrome is difficult to treat and has a guarded to poor prognosis. Most animals will have episodes of fever and cholestasis, where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum (small intestine). Some cats will benefit from medication, with resolved clinical signs and diminished hepatic amyloid. However, cats surviving liver hemorrhage eventually succumb to renal failure. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments with you for your cat as is necessary to monitor its organ function.
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
Referring to the liver
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The failure of the kidneys to perform their proper functions
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Extreme loss of blood
The study of the laws of inheritance n living things; may also be referred to as breeding
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The first part of the small intestine; can be found between the pylorus and the jejunum
An inflammation of the lining of the heart
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.