Yet this disease is invariably fatal and extremely nasty. It is not the same as renal amyloidosis which occurs in Abyssinian cats.
Apparently veterinarians often misdiagnose it, which perpetuates the fact that it hardly registers on the cat health map.
Cats become jaundiced and anemic. The liver is malfunctioning hence the jaundice. The liver is affected by amyloid cysts.These eventually destroy the liver and the cat can die suddenly. There are periods of remission beforehand when the liver regenerates itself.
Symptoms other than mentioned above are:
- high white cell count
- low red cell count
- feeling poorly
- it may start when another illness suppresses the cat's immune system