If You Have Cats With Tummy Issues, This Might Be Helpful… Fatty Liver Disease Is Pretty Common In Cats, Especially If You Have A Himalayan, Persian or Siamese Kitty.

The liver plays many important roles in the body, one of which is to help your pet digest the food she eats by manufacturing and secreting bile. Bile is a greenish brown fluid that travels from the liver through the biliary ducts to the gallbladder, where it’s stored until it’s needed by the intestines.

Cholangiohepatitis is a word that describes inflammation of the liver and bile ducts. This condition is seen less often in dogs than cats, and is a common cause of feline liver disease, especially in the Himalayan, Persian, and Siamese breeds.

Cholangiohepatitis and hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) make up about two-thirds of all liver disease in cats.

  • Symptoms of cholangiohepatitis depend on the form it takes, and include fever, a swollen and painful abdomen, dehydration, lack of energy and appetite, and intermittent vomiting.
  • Also if your cat has IBD this may be part of the issue  Most cats with cholangiohepatitis also have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — about 80 percent according to one study. Many also have pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas.

The Liver is one of the hardest  working organs in the body.

In TCM the liver has many responsibilities a few of them  are:

detoxing the body

storing blood

harmonious flow of chi

controlling the sinews

liver opens to the  eye

Also the emotion attributed to liver is anger or frustration

For more information click on the link below. Also here  are a few points to help support liver function.


Cats have no carb requirement whatsoever. So kibble can be a huge contributor to Cholangiohepatitis as most have at least 45% starch which is a carb. Cats are also obligatory carnivores so they need high quality human grade meat sources in their diet .

SP6   Approximately one fingers above the medial malleolus or ankle bone this point is on the bone so just follow it up one finger widths on the  inside of the back leg. This is a great point to increase blood flow and healing. It also reduces inflammation also great support for liver kidney and spleen.

LIV3  between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones Removes toxins from the body good for immune Most importantly it balances  and supports the liver