How to Diagnose Fatty Liver Disease in Pugs

If you suspect your Pug or other small breed pup has fatty liver disease then you should call your vet to discuss symptoms and related illnesses. Your vet will need to see your pup in the office to conduct a full examine. It’s important to know that even though your dog may have similar symptoms it doesn’t mean that he definitely has fatty liver disease. Your vet will need to examine your dog to make an official diagnosis. For dogs that have fatty liver disease they often have symptoms such as extreme or rapid weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle wasting, etc. If often occurs as the result of an illness like cancer, diabetes, pancreatitis, kidney disease or other liver diseases or even malnourishment. Your vet will most likely look for one of these illnesses to treat in order to ultimately treat the fatty liver disease. Talk to your Savannah, GA veterinary clinic to learn more.


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