Liver Disease and Liver Failure in Dogs (cont.)
Your dog's treatment will depend on how soon you catch the problem and what caused it. A vet will need to see how much damage there is to the liver.
Work closely with your vet to manage the disease and avoid liver failure.
You can help your dog avoid getting liver disease. Take him to the vet for his yearly exams and vaccinations. Make sure your vet is aware of any drugs or supplements he may take. Be mindful of what you feed your dog. Fatty foods can hurt his liver. And don't let your dog roam free in areas where there may be poisonous plants or insects.
Canine Health Foundation: "Protein-Losing Nephropathy (PLN): An Overview."
Vet Info: "Jaundice in Dogs."
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine.
Web DVM: "Ascites (Free Fluid in the Abdomen in Dogs and Cats)."
Canine Liver Disease Foundation: "Types and Causes of Liver Disease."
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