The liver is one of the most important organs that animals have, since it is responsible for, among other things, eliminating toxins from our body. When this fails, the power should be changed so as not to have to force it to work more than necessary. And this can turn out to be a somewhat complicated task if the patient is a cat.
Why? Because unlike us, he can only eat meat (be it red or blue). So, what should the diet for cats with hepatitis be like?
How do I know if my cat has hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver which can be caused by infectious agents (viruses or bacteria), medications (such as paracetamol, which is very harmful to cats), diabetes, pancreatitis, tumors or trauma.
The symptoms are :
- Yellowish mucous
- Behavior changes
- Loss of appetite
How should the diet be?
Once the vet has given us the diagnosis, in addition to giving him the medicine or medicines that he has told us, we will have to provide him with a good quality diet so that his liver does not suffer too much. For this reason, the ideal is to give it a specific feed that does not contain cereals, since these often cause food allergies in felines because they cannot digest them well.
In addition, it is highly advisable to give food supplements formulated to help the liver , but first of all we have to consult a professional to tell us which one to give, in what quantity and how often. In the same way that you should not self-medicate, you should not do experiments: your health is not a game.
Finally, it is very important to give him a lot of love and take care of him as he deserves so that he feels encouraged and eager to move on.