Disease

August 2018 Issue

Subtle, Sneaky Digestive Issues

With malabsorption, cats can’t digest nutrients

Your cat has a ravenous appetite but never gains weight and might even be losing weight. In addition, you may notice the litter box has more deposits than ever before—often soft and “slimy” with a worse odor than usual. Your cat may be suffering from a malabsorption/maldigestion disorder. Malabsorption means the cat can’t absorb the nutrients. Maldigestion occurs when your cat is not producing the enzymes needed to digest her food.  Digestion Gone Awry …

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