The first thing that leaps to my mind, from experience, is hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) which generally happens when a cat isn't eating enough to sustain it, its body tries to use its fat reserve for nourishment, and the liver gets overloaded with fat. The causes for the cat not eating enough could be a lot of things -- something that makes it painful to eat like stomatitis or pancreatitis, general blahness that decreases the appetite, etc. I had two cats sick at once with elevated liver enzymes, plus neurological involvement, and we think they somehow ingested some household toxin, although the other four cats did not. Is Orlando eating all right? Once the cause of the not-eating is cleared up, treatment for the liver is to stimulate the appetite but to feed high-protein, low-fat food for a while. Don't know of any other condition that would account for the uncharacteristic peeing, though, and your vet made no mention of diabetes? Hope it's all just due to infection, though, and good luck consulting another vet, the one you saw sounds like a piece of work.
Diane R. -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sue & Frank Koren Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:26 AM To: FeLV Talk Subject: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes Orlando, my 10 year old FeLV+ began urinating on the bathroom rug just over a week ago. I figured out who was doing it on Saturday and got him in to the vet on Monday. They tested his urine and blood and the vet called me today with the results. She said his liver enzymes are elevated and his white cell levels are high. She is going to put him on an antibiotic and re-do the tests in two weeks. (When I asked the name of the anti-biotic she side stepped the question and just said is is a pill wrapped in foil. I am currently looking for another vet because there is only one vet in this practice that I fully trust and it is very hard to get to see him.) Anyway, can anyone tell me what would make his liver enzymes elevated? The advise I have gotten on this list has proved to be better then the advise from this particular vet in the past, so I would very much appreciate any input. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the transmission from your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we are required to inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in writing, any advice we provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or submissions is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax penalties. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org