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if a cat has yellow gums. yellow nose. urine is pure yellow.

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if a cat has   yellow gums. yellow nose. urine is pure yellow. yellow ears does that mean it has a liver problem. and we picked cat up and its skin came off his body with the that mean body is dieing
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Marie replied 8 years ago.

Hi there and thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear that your cat is having these problems.


The yellow is jaundice which is either due to a liver problem or a problem with the body destroying red blood cells. However, the friable skin you have described makes me think this is most like a liver condition.


These are often treatable. I would highly advise a vet visit as soon as possible.


I hope this information helps! If you have more questions regarding this problem, just hit reply. If I am online I will respond right away. Otherwise I will respond as soon as I come online again. Or, if my answer is sufficient, then please hit accept. Thanks!

Dr. Marie.


The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.