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How go tell if cat has hypervitaminosis? from eating liver?

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how go tell if cat has hypervitaminosis? from eating liver?

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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Vitamin A toxicosis is a chronic toxicosis characterized by lethargy, anorexia, weight loss, cervical (neck) pain leading to reluctance to walk and lameness, matted haircoat, gingivitis, irritability, resentment of handling, and possibly reproductive problems in intact (not spayed) cats. There's usually a history of eating mainly or exclusively raw liver. Confirmation of this toxicity is by seeing a serum/plasma retinol level greater than 3,145 micrograms/L. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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