Jaundice Is A Symptom Of More Serious Diseases
Jaundice is a symptom of more serious diseases. Causes include liver disease, red blood cells, gallbladder disease and other organs. If left untreated, the underlying causes of this symptom can be fatal. Some breeds of cats are pre-disposed to developing a disease that can cause jaundice. Jaundice occurs by the yellowing of skin, eyes, ears, and gums. It is a sign that the cat has another disease. It affects the production of bilirubin in the body. It causes excessive yellow pigment in the blood and tissues. Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by a wide variety of feline health conditions. Losing of appetite is common with several different diseases related to jaundiced cats. Hyperbilirubinemia is an abnormally high blood level of bilirssubin. It happens when the normal process of blood clotting begins. Liver disease, gall bladder diseases, and red blood cell destruction are all common causes of jaundy in cats. Other causes include pancreatitis, intestinal masses, and sepsis. Siamese and Oriental Shorthair cats, or Abyssinians and Somali cats may develop these diseases. Your veterinarian will get a full patient history and a full physical examination. X-rays, ultrasound, and fine needle aspirates or biopsies of the liver may also be recommended. Supportive care and treatment may include IV fluids, antibiotics, and vitamin K. Many cats can recover fully from the underlying condition. Put all medications, household chemicals, and toxic houseplants out of reach of your cat. Do not avoid exposure to other cats with FIV, FeLV, or FIP. Make sure your cat does not go more than a day without eating. Maintaining a normal weight is an important part of their health. Always keep your pet's vaccinations up to date and have their bloodwork checked regularly. Talk to your Vet about supplements and special diets to help support these organs. . .