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Initially, treatment will begin with changing your cat's existing diet to one which contains less than ten percent fat. If this is not effective, alternative medical treatments may be prescribed at your veterinarian’s discretion.
Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments so that your cat's serum triglyceride levels can be monitored. This will be for the prevention of possibly fatal bouts of acute pancreatitis as the result of abnormally high levels of fat in the blood.
A medical condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
A gland found in the neck of humans and animals that secretes glands responsible for metabolic rate, calcitonin, and others.
A type of lipid that moves through the bloodstream
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
An enzyme charged with digesting fat
A substance that causes chemical change to another
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
The gland that produces the hormone adrenaline and others; helps to regulate the metabolism, electrolytes, and even sexual function; also helps to regulate the way the body responds to injury, trauma, etc. The adrenal gland is found near the kidney. Also referred to as the suprarenal gland.
a) Mass per volume b) The number of animals in a given area
A passage in the body with walls
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
A condition of the blood in which the fat levels are high