Hello. I am new here and hope I am in the right place. I have a cat who has been diagnosed with Fatty Liver Disease, or Feline Hepatic Lipidosis . He started vomitting a few months ago and I switched food, thinking something in the food was upsetting him. Somewhere along the way, he quit eating but I did not know because I have other cats. I noticed he had lost some weight suddenly and did not look well - it happened over the span of a couple of days. He went in for blood work and his liver enzymes were almost off the charts and he had begun to look jaundiced (also known as icterus). He started Denosyl and I must force feed him which he tolerates very well. He eats yogurt on his own. He has lost 6 lbs (he was 20 lbs - he is a very large cat in frame and muscles tissue, and a little fat too ). His liver enzymes improved over a week and a half although the icterus worsened. He has had an abdomial ultrasound and all is well there. The icterus is still very bad but he seems to be feeling a little better - not hiding, not vomitting, his eyes are clearer, etc. I am just hoping that somebody out there has had some experience with this. The vets have told me that the icterus had gotten worse while the enzymes were improving just because his body was "catching up" with the turning yellow part and that it should improve. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!
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6/16/07 at 1:42pm