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Should my cat eat a special diet?
Your vet will let you know what, if anything, should be added to, removed from or restricted in your cat's diet. If your vet is not familiar with home-prepared diets, they will probably try to persuade you from attempting to make your own food. If you're also unfamiliar with creating a home-prepared meal, this isn't the best time to learn. Consult with a holistic vet for the best ways to meet your cat's specific dietary needs. Hill's Science Diet has made recipes for their prescription foods available to vets. If your cat was sent home with a Hill's Prescription Diet, you may be able to find a recipe for a homemade version of that food here (bluets' note: link doesn't work).
Pitcairn recommends "small, frequent, easily digested meals" during your cat's recovery (287). Puotinen notes that animals with liver problems should be fed organically grown foods as any "chemical residue will stress the liver" (392). At the least, consider switching to a premium commercial food which has no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors, as these must be processed by an already compromised liver (Frazier 376). Many holistic veterinary practitioners recommend adding digestive enzymes to all meals.
Some also feel that feeding raw (preferably organic) liver is an excellent way to support your cat's liver. Low-fat, preservative - and chemical - free diets are also recommended. If you use milk products, yogurt and kefir are fine, but it's best to stay away from other dairy foods. Avoid tap water, replacing it with bottled or filtered water. If you use Dr. Pitcairn's Cat Powder and Oil, discontinue the oil (except Vit E) until the cat has recovered, then reintroduce it gradually. Anitra Frazier also modifies her Vita-Mineral Mix for cats with liver disease.
Stressed repeatedly in all the sources we consulted was the fact that the food you feed is paramount to recovery. Low fat (some suggest slightly lowering protein levels, too), organic, fresh, high-quality foods will put the least stress on the liver and allow your cat to recover.
What supplements will help my cat?
There are a number of supplements which can help a cat with liver problems. The following list was compiled from recommendations from Puotinen, Schwartz, and Frazier.
Herbs specific for Liver:
* Milk thistle
* Minor Bupleurum Formula
For additional support:
* Essiac tea (1 tsp daily, between meals if possible)
* Burdock root
* Red clover
* Yellow dock
* Digestive enzymes
* Thymus glandular
* Vitamin B12
* Vitamin B complex
* Vitamin C, as sodium ascorbate, 500 mg daily
* Chlorophyll, 1/3 human dose
* Lecithin granules, 1 tsp, once or twice daily
* Acidophilus and Probiotics, 1/3 human dosage
* Coenzyme Q10, 10 mg
* Trace Minerals and Microalgae
* Vitamin E, 50 IU daily
* Cod liver oil, 1/4 teaspoon per meal (no more than 5 days)
** When dosage is not specified, use 1/10 human dosage. **
* Frazier, Anitra with Norma Eckroate. The New Natural Cat: A Complete Guide for Finicky Owners. 1990.
* Pitcairn, Richard H. DVM, PhD and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. 1995.
* Puotinen, CJ. The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care. 1998.
* Schwartz, Cheryl, DVM. Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs. 1996.
* Siegal, Mordecai (editor). The Cornell Book of Cats. 1992.