Feline liver disease can be a serious, even fatal problem. Once you are aware of some of the common causes, you can prevent it occurring. The best way to take measures against any disease is to use a system of natural cat health care.
Since there is only one liver to a body, its health is vital to the health of your cat. The liver performs a multitude of tasks that include aiding digestion and the removal of toxins.
Causes of feline liver disease can come from a variety of factors, the common ones being from ingesting poison and a suppressed immune system. It is easy to see that if your cat ingests a large amount of poison, he will likely go into shock and his liver will not be able to handle the overload.
However, what is much less known about is the slow poisoning, that happens over years, which gradually overloads the liver, until it reaches a point where it can no longer function as it should. Then no-one can pinpoint the cause exactly, unless they have previous experience.
Two areas which contribute to this slow deterioration is commercial cat food and medications. Commercial cat food is very toxic. It uses chemicals which would never be allowed in human food because of the high level of toxicity.
All medication is liver toxic. All medication suppresses the immune system.
The symptoms of feline liver disease are varied, because the liver has so many different functions. Common symptoms include a swollen abdomen, jaundice, depression, lethargy, diarrhoea, vomiting, a loss of appetite, weight loss and irritability.
The veterinary diagnosis of this disease is difficult because of the various functions, but ultrasound, X-rays, a liver biopsy and other tests may be used. The results may be inconclusive.
There is little veterinary treatment can do. Since medication is liver toxic, further treatment simply worsens the problem. There may be some attempt to control the secondary symptoms, but the prognosis is rarely good.
However, there are other, highly successful measures that can reverse liver disease, as long as it isn’t too far advanced. And you won’t know this until you try. These measures include a system of natural cat health care.
Firstly, make sure you feed a quality, natural diet. On its own, this can reverse the damage. Secondly, use natural therapies, especially homeopathy, to treat your cat’s illnesses. Natural therapies work by building up a struggling immune system, rather than by suppressing it. Natural therapies are non toxic.