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Bile Duct Obstruction in Cats

Treating Bile Duct Obstruction

The treatment of cholestasis will vary greatly depending on the underlying cause of the disease and the severity of the problem and symptoms in your cat. If your cat is found to be dehydrated during the diagnosis, they will be given fluids along with supportive therapy. If it has been determined that there are bleeding disorders as a result of liver disease, the cause of the bleeding must be investigated before your veterinarian can perform surgery. Antibiotics will be given prior to the surgery to manage any infection that may be present. 

Living and Management

If not treated properly and in time, cholestasis in cats can lead to serious medical complications and issues, including major damage to your cat's gallbladder and liver. To help manage the disease, follow your veterinarian's recommendations for treating the disease and preventing a recurrence of the problem. These recommendations may include dietary restrictions. As long as the underlying cause of the obstruction is treated and the bile duct is able to adjust to the normal outflow of bile contents again, the prognosis is generally good, however, if neoplasia is present, overall prognosis for recovery is very poor.

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