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Diagnosing Fatty Liver Disease in Small Breed Dogs

If you suspect your dog is ill or has something like fatty liver disease, please make sure you contact your vet and schedule an exam. Only a veterinary professional can exam your dog, run tests, and make a diagnosis related to your dog’s health. You may have an idea of what the illness is, but please wait for the vet’s diagnosis and treatment suggestions. For instance, if your dog is rapidly losing weight, vomiting, has diarrhea, constipation, muscle wasting, depression, yellowing of the eyes, drooling, etc., please call your vet right away. These are common symptoms for fatty liver disease and a lot of other health conditions. Your vet will need to run bloodwork, do a biochemistry profile, and even request a urinalysis to find out exactly what is wrong with your canine. Never self-treat your canine. Call your local vet clinic London ON for an exam and follow their treatment directions. 

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