Also with Hepatic Lipidosis, usually something like Denosyl or Denamarin
would be given, and often a "cocktail" that might include arginine &
cartinine, not sure what else but possibly some other things from my
recollection.

  If he is eating well, hopefully it's not HL--good luck!!!
>


>
> ---- "Rosenfeldt wrote:
> > I was about to mention this myself, thanks for saving me the time.  I'd
> > add that hepatic lipidosis in itself does not constitute permanent liver
> > failure, and can be treated by feeding high-protein, low-fat food, by
> > force or esophageal tube if necessary if the cat isn't eating enough on
> > its own.  I've done this with 3 cats and while it's no walk in the park,
> > they all pulled through it and their enzymes eventually returned to
> > normal and they could resume a normal diet.  I don't know, either, if
> > the elevated enzymes can be a function of an infection or not.  I'd say
> > the best advice until you can get Orlando to a trustworthy vet (my God,
> > the one you saw sounds like a piece of work!) is to encourage him to eat
> > all the lean stuff you can get into him.  Good luck!
> >
> > Diane R.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:40 AM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes
> >
> > Elevated liver enzymes can mean Hepatic lipidosis (liver failure). If he
> > is
> > eating less than normal he can go into liver failure. If it is that, he
> > is
> > critical. I would ask her for a copy of the blood work and ask her how
> > elevated they are and consider getting him to another vet/specialist
> > (and/or
> > get the numbers and provide them to the Feline Assisted feeding group).
> > You
> > might join the FAF yahoo group. Also, I do not know what elevated white
> > blood cells mean other than an infection. Maybe liver enzymes elevate
> > during
> > infectious process ~ I don't know the answer. Sounds like you might
> > benefit
> > from doing some internet research??
> >
> > I had elevated liver enzymes and they discovered tumors on my liver.
> >
> > Good luck!
> > L
> > -----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.
> >
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