Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cats with fatty liver disease: Olivia's story

This post is part of a series about actual cats with fatty liver disease, or feline hepatic lipidosis. If you would like your cat's story to be featured on my blog, please contact me.

I don't know much about Olivia, other than that she had fatty liver disease and required only about two weeks of force feeding before she started asking for food again.

Olivia's owner commented on my blog after her cat had already made it through the worst part — the force-feeding. She wanted to know how long recovery would take, as Olivia was still weak from losing so much weight.

Olivia's owner said in her comment, "Thanks for the website, it is support I need right now."

Add Olivia to the list of cats who have survived feline hepatic lipidosis!



  • At December 10, 2008 at 10:13 PM , Blogger GedenShoeling said...

    Thanks for maintaining this blog. My cat is suffering from hepatic lipodosis and your blog gives me a lot of hope. What do you think of Wellness Dry cat food? What is a good brand of cat food that is easily available that you can recommend besides Spot Stew?

  • At December 10, 2008 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Katharine Swan said...


    I haven't researched all of the dry foods, but you should be able to find some information online. One other brand I have used that I liked was Castor and Pollux.

    I do hope you aren't trying to give your cat dry food right now, though. That will need to wait until s/he recovers from hepatic lipidosis. In the meantime, wet food can be force fed with a syringe or even a spoon.

    Please do let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to give advice and support to other cat owners who are going through what I did. That's what this blog is for!

  • At January 4, 2009 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

    Just want to thank you for all the info in regards to Cleo and other kitty's. My 12 yr old Harley, has had a recent bought with FLD, and it has been touch and go, but your website has be very encouraging, and after almost 2 weeks, Harley started eat on his own today, so far three time. Still have to put food in front of him and he is still weak. I am also giving him IV fluids and SAM-e, which I requested from vet, inpart to your website. I am hopeful that Har will be back to his oldself soon, he already seem better. Thanks again, Lisa.


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