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How do vets diagnose liver problems in dogs?

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If your dog has some symptoms of liver problems, your vet may ask you about his diet and medications. They may recommend blood tests and X-rays or an ultrasound to find out what is going on with your dog's liver. They may also want to take a biopsy -- remove a small tissue sample for testing.

From: Liver Disease in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 8, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/8/2018

SOURCES :

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."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 8, 2018

SOURCES :

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."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 8, 2018

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