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Metabolic Enzyme Deficiency in Cats


Treatment for Lysosomal Storage Diseases


If the cat is weak and dehydrated, an IV will be inserted and fluids and electrolytes will be administered. A dietary plan will be also be arranged to ward off hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Activity must be limited. Your cat will need to be restricted to a safe area where it cannot become injured, preferably a comfortable carrier or small confined area. Careful monitoring is required because there is a high risk of developing secondary infections.


Living and Management of Lysosomal Storage Diseases


Restrict activity and be alert to the cat's symptoms. In addition, maintain the prescribed nutritional plan. Blood sugar, growth, and hydration status must be monitored regularly. This disease is progressive, and unfortunately, it is ultimately fatal.


Remember that the disease is genetic and inbreeding should be carefully avoided when there is a defective gene anywhere in the family. Cats that have been diagnosed with the disease should also never be mated.