How to Treat Liver Disease in Dogs

Liver diseases are among top ten causes of deaths of dogs.  It does not end to death if proper treatment is given to the dog. While the veterinary doctor is responsible for medical treatment of your dog but you should also do something for your dog as its owner. Here are some important notes for the prevention and treatment of your dog’s liver disorders:

Take note of symptoms. Treatment starts when you determine the symptoms. A specific liver disease has its own symptoms. Generally a dog with liver disease is pale, and shows excessive thirst. The dog urinates many times a day. It shows lethargy. Loss of appetite is also an important symptom. If you see all these symptoms, you should rush to the veterinarian. The veterinarian will carry out some blood tests for the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease. You must not give any medicine to your dog unless it is prescribed by the doctor. If you will not do so your dog’s condition will go bad and it may even die. The veterinarian prescribes proper medications treating the dog’s particular disorder. It could include intravenous injections of antibiotics and penicillin. Care should be taken while giving the drugs to the dog because exceeding doses may have many harmful effects. Do observe the side effects. Some dogs become more adverse with the treatment. In such cases you should immediately call the doctor. He can change the format of the prescription.

Commercial products are substandard. The diet of dogs is very important in these liver diseases. The veterinarian may ask you to give the dog homemade food. The nutritious value of commercial food is not preserved because of their chemical processing. Homemade products have got vitamin D and vitamin E which are very important for the prevention of liver anomalies.

Force-feed the dog. Liver disease causes loss of appetite which creates many problems in feeding the dog. Thus, you should keep these things in mind while doing all that stuff.

You should make a calm and peaceful environment for the dog without any type of stresses. This will enhance the healing process. A comfortable bed and clean place should be kept for the dog so that other anomalies should not occur.

A veterinary doctor knows how to deal with such circumstances. You must follow his instructions to keep your dog safe. Most of the complications can be avoided by such precautionary measures. You should know the measures and their applications.

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About the Author: Fred Goodson has a passion for pets and animals. He has 4 dogs and is planning to have another one. He is also a blogger who writes about pets and animals. Currently, he is living in New Jersey.

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