Bile Duct Obstruction in Dogs
Treatment is highly variable and individual, depending upon the underlying cause and severity of the disease in your dog. If your dog is dehydrated it will be given fluid therapy along with supportive therapy. In cases with bleeding disorders owing to liver disease, the cause of the bleeding must be addressed before surgery can be performed. Parenteral (by injection) antibiotics will be administered pre-surgery to handle any infections that are present. Treatment approaches include medical treatment, surgery, or both.
Living and Management
Bile duct obstruction, if not treated in time, can lead to serious complications, including severe damage to the gallbladder and liver. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations for treating and preventing a recurrence of this condition. Your dog will need special dietary restrictions while it recovers, which will be explained to you by your veterinarian. Recovery depends on treatment of the underlying cause of the obstruction, and on the bile duct being made viable for the normal outflow of bile contents. The prognosis is generally good, given that these issues are resolved.
However, in case of neoplasia, overall prognosis for recovery is very poor.
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
A medical condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition in which the skin becomes yellow in color as do the mucous membranes; this is due to excess amounts of bilirubin.
To suspend one liquid into another without it mixing
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
A certain pigment that is produced when hemoglobin is destroyed.
The first part of the small intestine; can be found between the pylorus and the jejunum
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A substance that causes chemical change to another
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