Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Feline hepatic lipidosis: Bear's story

The other day I was searching for information on feline hepatic lipidosis to share with my readers (all of whom are probably very worried about their cats, and therefore very grateful for links to more information). I found a web page much like my original one, written by someone whose cat, Bear, developed feline hepatic lipidosis.

Unlike Cleo, Bear developed feline hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver disease, as a result of a medical condition that caused him to stop eating. Also unlike Cleo, Bear's owner decided to have a feeding tube, known as an e-tube, surgically inserted into her cat's esophagus.

I wish I could have talked to Bear's owner. I could have told her that yes, food does end up everywhere, but that to me it was worth the mess and extra time it took to feed Cleo all over again. When a cat is that ill, I can't imagine that it does him or her very much good to also have to recover from a surgery.

In any case, I hope Bear's story of overcoming feline hepatic lipidosis encourages you to not give up on your cat. Even fatty liver disease is curable!


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