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Thursday 14th of December 2017


General information on Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a condition that affects the protein metabolism in which substances, called amyloids which are fibrous proteins, are deposited into the catís kidneys and potentially other organs. These deposits lead to excessive protein loss in the urine and eventually lead to chronic kidney failure. Should the amyloids be deposited in other organs, over time, the deposits can lead to the failure of those organs as well. Amyloidosis is a very rare disorder in which the cause is not thoroughly known. Amyloidosis has been associated with certain cancers, metabolic conditions, infections, and other inflammatory conditions. Amyloidosis is thought to be hereditary to certain breeds, such as Abyssinians, but can occur in any breed at any age; although it seems to primarily occur in middle-aged cats and up.

Symptoms of Amyloidosis

Some of the symptoms of amyloidosis may be: frequent urination, high levels of protein in the urine, frequent thirst, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, difficulty breathing and swelling of the abdomen, face, paws, and other limbs may be seen.

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Treatments for Amyloidosis

The treatment for amyloidosis is aimed at correcting the kidney failure and high blood pressure that occurs as a result of the amyloid deposits. Should an underlying cause for the amyloidosis is found, then the treatment is to cure the underlying cause. A veterinarian may also prescribe low does of aspirin to try to help prevent blood clots.

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Amyloidosis experience by - Patty
Las Vegas

We got 2 cats from Purrsia cattery and both died. Eve died first, she was only 2 years old. Adam died right after her. I know other cats from her died too. It is a terrible disease. Why do people sell sick cats?
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