Thursday, October 7, 2010

Liver Function In Our Gordon Setters

Luckily, liver disease is not something that you see a lot of in Gordon's. It's not something they are pron to. But it can be a serious problem, if your dog gets it and you don't realize what is happening.

The liver plays a vital role in removing toxic substances from your dogs blood, digests and converts nutrients,  and provides storage for vitamins and minerals. Much like our own liver.
A poor diet can cause problems, and a good diet can prevent these problems. Acetaminophen can damage the liver. NEVER give that to your dog. Use low dose aspirin, such as the 81 mg. for children.

Signs of Liver Disease:
poor appetite
weight loss
increased thirst
vomiting and or diarrhea
changes in behavior
excessive drooling

If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, see your vet for a diagnosis.

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