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How do you treat liver disease in dogs?

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Your dog's treatment will depend on how soon you catch the problem and what caused it. Your vet may recommend:

  • A special diet to make sure he's getting the nutrients and calories needed to help his liver.
  • Supplements such as SAM-E or milk thistle to help the liver recover.
  • Medications to help control the liver problems. You may also need to change your dog's other medications or reduce how much he takes.
  • Surgery may be an option for dogs with tumors or cysts.

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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