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Companion Animal Practice
Treatment of canine liver disease
  1. Nick Bexfield

    Nick Bexfield graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. He is currently undertaking a PhD to investigate the aetiology of canine chronic hepatitis. He holds both the RCVS and European diplomas in small animal medicine.

  2. Penny Watson

    Penny Watson graduated from Cambridge in 1989. She is currently a senior lecturer at Cambridge. She holds the RCVS certificate in veterinary radiology and the RCVS and European diplomas in small animal medicine.

1. Drugs and dietary management


THE treatment of canine liver disease involves a combination of drug therapy and dietary support. This article, the first of two discussing the management of liver disease in dogs, describes the indications and actions of some of the commonly used drugs and dietary treatments for the condition. An article in the next issue of In Practice will consider how to manage the clinical signs of hepatic disorders and outline the clinical approach to some specific liver diseases in dogs.

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