Hepatic Lipidosis Most common form of severe liver disease in cats. Most often seen in obese cats suddenly subjected to dietary deprivation. May also be associated with diabetes mellitus, drug injury and toxicity. Thedisease seems to result from the sudden mobilisation of the bodies fat stores which quickly overwhelms the liver's ability to process the raw fat into useful nutrients. The fat accumulates in the liver rapidly and causes acute liver failure. The end result is a swollen, greasy liver which is fragile and yellow to see. The cats present with complete lack of appetite and many signs of acute liver failure. Treatment is based on the provision of a highly nutritious diet to provide the energy required to run the body, stop the ongoing mobilisation of the fat stores, and drive the liver to decrease the fatty accumulation in the liver. Treatment is difficult and a long process.
Hello there! Please note that I am *not* a physician. However, it is my understanding (having had batteries of tests in the past) that a raised GGT helps rule out bone disease as a cause of various negative liver-related tests. However, it could (it doesn’t have to…don’t panic) indicate certain cardiac issues (again, this per my physician). Since I had received the NAFLD diagnosis, however, I let it go at that, I confess I didn’t look further into extenuating tests and focused on healing the NAFLD, while continuing with regular checkups and regular testing of my overall health.