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Old April 28th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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My year old cat, Mittens, has lymphangiectasia (very rare in cats).
So sorry to hear that. How was the lymphangiecteasia diagnosed?

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He is on prednisone at the moment,
Is he on any other meds or supplements?

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but I am unsure what to feed him.
What does he eat now, and what was he eating when diagnosed?

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I know he needs a low fat, high protein, grain free diet, but is there one that works? I know switching him to the raw food diet might be best, but I want to know what type of raw diet as well.
A raw diet using a single novel protein source would be your best option. Any chance you can get your hands on some raw rabbit? It tends to be very easy to digest and lower in fat than something like chicken.

It's also important to supplement the fat soluble vitamins (E, D, A) and you might want to ask your vet about cobalamin (vit b12) injections.

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He also has haemobartonella as a result of this lymphangiectasia,
I'm actually not sure how these are related. Haemobartonella is a mycoplasma infection transmitted by ticks and fleas.
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