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One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cod liver oil may help cure fatty liver disease

I saw an article online that suggests that cod liver oil may be an alternative to force feeding cats with fatty liver disease.

Basically, fatty liver disease happens because a fasting cat's liver isn't able to adequately process its fat stores. The liver gets bogged down with fat and stops functioning, which in turn causes nausea in the cat, which in turn prevents the cat from eating and reversing the problem.

The author of this article suggests that cod liver oil is appealing to cats and provides the fat they need to reverse feline hepatic lipidosis. But as the author notes, don't give this to your cat unless needed. It contains too much vitamin A and can cause overdoses in your cat if given to them regularly.

I'd also suggest checking with your vet, and maybe doing your own research on the benefits of cod liver oil in cats with fatty liver disease.

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