Hi Lance,

I just wanted to mention that my cat Jack, who does not have FeLV but does have 
heart disease and FLUTD, had high triglycerides a few years ago.  That was when 
I was feeding grain free food with a high fat content.  The vet wanted to do an 
abdominal ultrasound to check pancreas, etc., but I was worried about the 
stress if he had to be on his back, etc, with his heart disease, so even though 
I usually do whatever the vet suggests, I decided to just wait and recheck 
blood work a month or so later, and they said I could find a lower fat diet for 
him.  Anyway, after switching to a very low fat grain free canned food, Weruva 
Paw-lickin Chicken, his triglycerides went back to the normal range.  I think 
they were up in the 600's?  Can't recall for sure and don't have the paperwork 
in front of me, and then went back to somewhere in the mid normal range.  

So don't really know what caused his elevated triglycerides, but guessing it 
might have been diet related, at least for him, since they responded to the 
diet change, unless was just coincidence.


On Sep 13, 2013, at 9:58 PM, Lance wrote:

> It's been a little while since I've posted about my 11 yro FeLV+ girl, Ember. 
> We did blood work for her in late May, and her BUN and lipase levels were 
> elevated. Creatinine was still within normal limits. Did a urine test, and 
> she was concentrating her urine just fine.
> Yesterday, I took her in for skin problems she's having, which the doc thinks 
> is dermatitis. We also ran blood work on her. Her BUN is now 45 (was 39), 
> creatinine still normal, lipase high, and her triglycerides are now high. I 
> don't have numbers for everything, but the blood work results should arrive 
> this weekend. 
> I will probably collect urine next week to test specific gravity again. 
> Otherwise, I'm not sure of what to do. The doc says elevated lipase indicates 
> pancreatitis in dogs, but isn't quite as definitive in cats. I did a little 
> reading earlier, and I saw something about adding digestive enzymes to food, 
> and that this might help with the lipase and triglyceride levels. Has anyone 
> done this? Also, has anyone seen high BUN with normal creatinine and good 
> specific gravity? 
> Please let me know what you think.
> Thanks,
> Lance
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