Fatty Liver in the Italian Greyhound

Fatty liver disease can effect dogs of all breeds, but is often more common in small or toy dog breeds like the Italian Greyhound. The disease sometimes develops as the result of large amounts of fat being deposited into the liver. Too much fat in the liver can stop the liver from breaking down waste and detoxing the body effectively. Symptoms or signs of fatty liver disease may involve rapid weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle wasting, depression, and drooling. In some cases, fatty liver disease is the main condition and in other cases it occurs as a secondary condition or illness. For example, if your dog has been ill and stops eating, his body may go into survival mode which could cause large amounts of fat to go to the liver. In instances like this your veterinary clinic Scottsdale, AZ vet will need to identify and treat the main illness in order to treat the fatty live. Read more here.

Fatty Liver in the Italian Greyhound

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