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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by vegasmisty View Post
Dr Lee,

We were told she has Feline Hepatic Lipidosis. She also has arthritis and bone spurs and the steroids were given to ease those problems.
Have they talked to you about Cosequin? This is a very safe holistic medication for cat arthritis. It also comes as a sprinkle cap which makes administration very easy - just sprinkle it on the food. Below is a link to cosequin...

I would be concerned about the use of steroids with hepatic lipidosis. This is from a feline internal medicine specialist, "Glucocorticoids (prednisolone)result in the mobilization of peripheral fat stores -- this is something that you do not want to do with hepatic lipidosis." - Michele Gaspar, DABVP (Feline). Mobilizing peripheral fat stores can make hepatic lipidosis worse!

Tramadol may also be an alternative. Tramadol is a safe pain medication. It can be great to use because it is eliminated via multiple pathways and does not place excess stress on the liver. It is also very, very affordable.

Also I used to work in Las Vegas. I ran a four doctor practice there! Small world.
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
Promoting surgical options and pet comfort through the use of lasers.
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