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Your veterinarian will treat the underlying disease process if possible, and will prescribe the appropriate medicine to treat the cat's symptoms. Most cats can be treated on an outpatient basis, but in some cases, hospitalized care will be necessary. Outright liver failure should be treated with supportive care.
Cats with glucagon-secreting tumors can be cured with surgery, but the tumors will typically spread quickly, before surgical intervention can reverse their progress. Most of these cases are associated with chronic, irreversible liver disease.
Unfortunately, most cats with this disease will also have a severe internal disease with a poor prognosis. A specially-formulated prescription shampoo can help to remove the crusts and may make your cat feel more comfortable.
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose
A hormone that increases the amount of glucose in the blood; secreted by the pancreas
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
Organic substances that aid in the creation of proteins; also the end product of the decomposition of certain proteins.
Referring to the liver