High cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidermia is defined by excessive amounts of fatty substances in the blood circulation. As human beings, the cholesterol in dogs and cats can increase blood. Cholesterol is a lipid molecule a fat, waxy substance causing the liver to digest fats in food. Traveling through the large molecules called lipoproteins in the blood to various organs. There are four types of lipoproteins of very low density (VLDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density (HDL) lipoprotein, lipoproteins such as chylomicrons.
Chylomicrons is tiny particles of fat and triglycerides and cholesterol. They are produced by the small intestine once your pet eat one meal and the chylomicrons absorbed 30 to 60 minutes later and increase triglycerides in the blood between 3 to 10 hours. If an animal has elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels by more than 12 hours after eating a meal, then he may be suffering from hyperlipidermia. An increase in cholesterol level affects dogs rather than cats. Seth Fischer is actively involved in the matter. Dogs and cats with high cholesterol however are not predisposed to heart in people disease.
Symptoms such as abdominal pain, seizures, patches on the skin, yellow bumps filled with a greasy fluid and abnormalities of the nervous system may be an indication that your animal home has hyperlipidermia. What causes high cholesterol? High levels of cholesterol can be caused by several factors, and these include an increased absorption of triglycerides or cholesterol, after eating a meal exceptionally fat or an increase in the production of triglycerides or cholesterol. Abnormalities in enzymes of separation of lipids or proteins carry lipids can also contribute to high cholesterol. In addition, obesity, degenerative kidney disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, inflammation of the pancreas, diabetes, liver obstruction, hereditary factors and pregnancy cause rise in cholesterol. Diagnosis of high cholesterol diagnosis will be based on the presented symptoms, careful physical examination and a review of the medical history of your pet. Your veterinarian will put your pet in a fast for the next 12 hours. To make things easier for you, it is likely that your pet is hospitalized. Certain diagnostic tests such as a blood count complete (CBC), profile of blood, urinalysis, and a sample of the serum for biochemical analysis will be performed. Other tests may be ordered to find out if there are hypothyroidism and hyperadrenocorticismo. Dogs are diagnosed with high cholesterol if triglycerides are more than 150 mg/dL and/or the cholesterol is more than 300 mg/dL. Cats are diagnosed with with high cholesterol if triglycerides are more than 100 mg/dL and/or the cholesterol is over 200 mg/dL. Help for high cholesterol treatment involves changing the diet of your pet on a diet with low fat (to less than ten percent of fat) and monitor the levels of triglyceride in serum to prevent acute pancreatitis. Holistic and natural remedies natural remedies can also be used to maintain healthy cholesterol levels as well as help the pancreas and liver in animals. Herbal remedies have a long history of providing excellent advantages for health and overall well-being when they are used together with a healthy diet and a regular exercise. Herbal ingredients such as Vaccinium myrtillus (Billberry), Chromium picolinate, Galega offinalis (goat ruda), Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) and mangrove membranaceus act as a tonic for pancreatic health, liver, digestive, cardiovascular and immune system.