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Lupus

Lupus in Cats: An Overview

Lupus is a general term for a rare autoimmune disease in cats characterized by the formation of antibodies against the cat’s own tissues. There are two different types of lupus in cats, and they have very different symptoms and effects. While there is no exact known cause of lupus in cats, there does seem to be a genetic predisposition to the disease.There are two types of lupus that affect cats: discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and

Treating Lupus in Cats

Two forms of lupus occur in companion animals: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). If your cat is diagnosed with lupus, the treatment plan will depend upon which of these forms of the disease your animal has. The effects of and treatment protocols for each type of lupus are very different. However, they both are caused by an autoimmune disorder which essentially causes the cat’s body to attack itself.SLE is rare but


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