The liver - the body that participates in all vital processes.
It helps to purify the blood, remove the body of harmful substances is involved in digestion.
Because of their participation in various functions of the body, this body is capable of being subjected to a variety of diseases.
Studies show that about 3% of diseases in dogs are associated with the liver.
Liver Disease in Dogs: Causes
The liver performs many functions and interactswith the various processes that occur in the body of the dog. Therefore, this body is exposed to the negative impact of various factors, among which stands out the following:
- Bacterial infektsiya-
- Improper food-
- Abuse privivkami-
- Harmful substances surrounding environment.
Symptoms of liver disease in dogs:
- Loss of appetite, and recurrent vomiting, diarrhea or shutoff
- Frequent urination and excessive zhazhda-
- Chronic weight-loss
- Lethargy, and reduction aktivnosti-
- Swollen abdomen due to accumulation of zhidkosti-
- Yellow color of the eyeballs and desensitization
- Pain in the zhivota-
- Changes in behavior, for example, aimless walking and kruzhenie-
- Orange urine due to increased bilirubin level, since the bile is not properly pererabatyvaetsya-
- Feces are pale gray.
Liver Disease in Dogs: Treatment
Although there are signs of liver diseasesmall, early treatment may well save a dog's life, because the liver - the only organ that is capable of complete regeneration. When the first suspected problems with animal health should seek the help of a qualified veterinarian.
The change in diet should provide educationenergy and nutrients that are necessary for improving the regeneration of liver cells. The food diet consists of easily digestible carbohydrates, such as rice. Additionally, eggs are required. For dogs that eat dry food, it is better to give a special dietary food. Daily ration should be divided into 4-6 small portions.
As to the functions of the liver include splittingcomplex chemicals, reducing the load on it will allow the reduction of the consumption of chemical preservatives and artificial additives. From dog food, suffering from liver disease, you should eliminate sugar, chocolate, and dice tomatoes. It may be a very useful daily intake of vitamins and mineral supplements. However, it is worth remembering that changes in a dog's diet should be based on the diagnosis, and better to discuss them with your veterinarian.
If the liver disease was caused by bacteriainfection, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. If you have more serious problems, such as anemia or cancer, need additional medical care.
Sometimes, in the treatment of a sick liver in dogs asIt can be applied homeopathic treatment, as well as herbal treatments. Some of the natural remedies are able to restore damaged liver cells and help in detoxifying the blood. In hepatitis A in the dog's water is helpful to add various infusions and decoctions of herbs - succession, sage leaves, oregano, chamomile, licorice, blueberry.
Dogs suffering from liver disease, should maintain a calm and measured way of life, not to overwork and nervous.
For the prevention of liver disease in dogs need to monitor the quality of feed. Animal nutrition should be balanced.