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Cat ill w/ liver disease

tjones
September 23rd, 2003, 04:16 PM
My 5 year old cat has been diagnosed with liver disease. Vet is not sure what might have caused this. I would like to hear from others who have experienced a cat with this illness. I am pretty distressed and not sure if I should have him put to sleep. He seems fine today, some vomiting, which he receives medicine for. A week ago I didn't think he would make it through the night. The vet said 1 in 40 is the survival rate.

cmt489
December 18th, 2003, 08:34 PM
tjones,

I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Is your cat still around?

Our Himilayian was diagnosed with liver disease when she was 4. She had more than ten times the allowable limit for enzymes (her count was over 1800). We conducted an ultrasound and confirmed that it was not cancer. She was started on the meds for this (can't remember what they were now) and was cured within months! I must admit, however, that our vet was surprised at how quickly she was cured.

She is now 5 1/2 months, happy and healthy (mostly happy that is since she is adjusting to our Shiba puppy who seems to think that she seconds as a handy chew toy!)