Canine liver disease is dangerous but
can be treated and managed. Hello, I’m Doctor Bill Barnett. The liver is an important organ for your dog. It helps with digestion and blood clotting. It also removes toxins from the system. When it malfunctions or becomes diseased, it can make your best friend very sick. Symptoms of canine liver disease that
you need to be aware of include: Loss of appetite, weakness, weight loss, vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst an unstable walk, increased urination, confusion, jaundice (thats yellowish eyes tongue, and gums) blood in the urine or stools, seizures, and ascites (a build up of fluid in the belly). Causes of liver disease may include: simple wear and tear from aging, genetics, infections, trauma, ingestion of toxic plants, molds, or herbs heartworm infection, diabetes,
pancreatic issues, long-term use of painkillers, and fatty foods. To learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of liver problems read the full report on canine liver
disease that accompanies this video. To help your dog get better and protect
against disease, I encourage you to click on the optimum nutrition link. You’ll
find videos and articles about how to choose the best food and supplements for your dog, especially if your pet has something like liver disease that weakens its immune system.