What is Liver Disease In Dogs And Cats?
Has your pet been diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, liver
disease or gallbladder disease? Liver disease in dogs and cats can respond very
well to holistic treatments. Your pet's liver is important in the
digestion and conversion of nutrients, removing toxic substances from the
blood, and the storage of vitamins and minerals. With pollution and chemicals in our
environment and food, the liver can become overloaded. Fortunately, liver disease in cats and dogs
can be well managed by feeding your pet foods that are good for the liver and
using the best liver supplements for dogs and cats.
Dogs and cats with liver disease may also have gallbladder problems. Symptoms
of an inflamed gallbladder or bile duct are similar to liver disease and can
include a loss of appetite, jaundice and vomiting.
Conventional veterinary treatment for liver disease in pets depends on the
cause of the illness. Common causes of liver disease in cats and dogs may be:
- Acute liver disease - due to an exposure to a toxic substance or excessive heat
- Bile duct obstruction - result of inflammation or infection of the duct; gallbladder mucocele or cholecystitis
- Hepatic lipidosis in cats - excessive accumulation of fat in the liver
- Side effect of medications - long term use of antibiotics, steroids, parasiticides (flea and tick control), barbiturates (to control seizure activity)
Symptoms of Liver Disease in Cats and Dogs
- Viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections
There are four main factors that increase the likelihood of your pet developing
liver disease: age (more common in geriatrics), breed, obesity, medications and
chemicals that they may come in contact with. The clinical signs of liver
disease can manifest with a wide variety of symptoms, due to the multiple
functions of the liver. Liver disease in dogs and cats can be caught early with
regular laboratory testing. Watching for these signs can improve the prognosis
for your pet with liver disease.
- Jaundice (yellowing of the gums, whites of the eyes, or skin)
- Lack of energy or depression
- Ascites (buildup of fluid in the abdomen)
“I just wanted to give you an update on my Yorkie Bailey Rose.
Bailey Rose had high ALT levels and an abscess on her liver. Her last blood
work before starting the Pancreatitis and Liver Support Kit showed liver
enzymes 4 times what they should be and her WBC was 40,000. She continued on
her antibiotics (for a bacterial infection) and started the Kit on Oct 1 as
soon as I received it. I took her for her recheck yesterday (a few weeks later)
and the vet called today and was amazed that all her levels including WBC were
all in normal levels and after losing a pound she has got back to her normal
weight! Even though she is almost 13 she is doing wonderful and acting like a
puppy again. I also changed her food to the natural blend fish and sweet potato
Ask Ariel suggested and she loves it. Thank you so much for helping me to help
my sweet baby.” -
Cherie, Indiana 2016
Liver Supplements For Dogs And Cats
Holistic treatments for liver disease work best when liver support
for dogs and cats is used in conjunction with treatments prescribed by your
veterinarian. Liver supplements can help
repair and regenerate your pet’s liver cells. Liver supplements for dogs and cats can help
to break down fats and protein, support detoxification and improve liver
function. Ask Ariel’s vitamins for cat and dogs with liver disease can help
pets live a higher quality and longer life than was given in their initial
Special SAMe for Dogs is the most important
supplement to use if your dog has elevated liver enzymes. S-adenosylmethionine supports the liver by supplementing metabolic
activity and supports cell regeneration.
Backed by scientific research, this powerful antioxidant has been shown
in research studies to detoxify the liver and promote cell regeneration.
LypoZyme For Pets improves the digestions of fats and proteins. Gentle enough for a
tiny pet and effective for larger pets. Liver disease in dogs and cats is often accompanied by digestive problems such as
diarrhea and acid stomach. Lypozyme
greatly relieves digestive symptoms associated with liver disease in pets.
Power Probiotic Power Probiotic is the best probiotic for
pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful, multi-strain formula
promotes the growth of good, friendly bacteria which supports healthy
liver function and digestion. Pure and natural, Power Probiotic does not contain any fillers. Many pets
love the taste of the Power Probiotic!
Liver & Gallbladder Supplement Milk thistle for pets is
the hallmark ingredient in this broad spectrum liver support supplement for
dogs and cats. Milk thistle is a great
detoxifying nutrient whose active ingredient silymarin, is a flavonoid with
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect the liver against
toxins and stimulate regeneration of damaged liver cells. Along with milk thistle for dogs and cats,
Ask Ariel’s Liver & Gallbladder Supplement For Pets contains human-grade
nutrients scientifically proven to support liver health.
liver support supplement for dogs and cats also improves gallbladder function
and bile flow. It can help detoxify your pet from medications and environmental
pollutants and toxins.
Ask Ariel's Liver & Gallbladder Natural Supplement is an excellent home remedy for pets of all ages, especially senior pets and those with liver or gallbladder conditions.
Pancreatitis & Liver Support Kit is an exceptional value and includes three
remedies: Power Probiotic, Lypozyme and the Liver & Gallbladder Natural
Supplement to improve digestion, support liver and gallbladder health, and
reduce gastric distress. Using this combination of formulas together has not
only provided liver support for dogs and cats but it has reduced symptoms of
ascites and abdominal swelling associated with liver disease.
- Veterinary-approved and recommended
- Easy to administer and well tolerated by both cats and dogs
- Relieves digestive symptoms and indigestion
- Improves digestion of fats and protein, reducing pancreatic flare-ups
- Excellent for pets with elevated liver enzymes, diabetes, and Cushing's disease
Best Liver Disease Diet For Dogs And Cats
Pets with liver disease need to eat foods that are good for the
liver and avoid chemicals, toxins, grains and fatty foods.
A low fat, fresh diet can be very beneficial.
Green vegetables contain fiber, vitamins and minerals and can support a healthy
Many pets are eating prescription
diets that can contain chemicals, food allergens and grains when low fat natural
liver diets are available. Include your pet’s treats and diet on the order form
at checkout and we will include free liver diet tips on the packing slip that
comes with your order.
how hard it is when your pet is suffering from liver disease and we will do all
we can to help. It can be confusing to know which cat and dog supplements would
be appropriate for your pet. Please email us at
note that we cannot provide consultative advice due to veterinary regulations,
but we will be happy to provide articles and information so that you can make
an informed decision about what's best for your pet.