Steroid-Related Liver Disease in Dogs
The course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the disease. However, due to reversible nature of this condition, early treatment will usually completely resolve the problem.
If pituitary masses are present, radiation therapy is used to destroy these masses within pituitary glands. Tumor(s) may also be excised surgically. In case of dental disease, proper antibiotics are used to control the infection. In case of infections, proper antibiotics are used to control and treat infections after culture and sensitivity testing. And in cases of underactive thyroid glands (hypothyroidism), thyroxine supplementation is required.
Living and Management
The dog will require regular follow-up exams following treatment to evaluate the animal its liver function. Your veterinarian will also often recommend modifying the dog's diet, especially if it has developed pacreatitis, which will require a low-fat diet.
Prognosis depends on the extent of disease; in some patients, prognosis is poor despite treatment.
Pertaining to the lungs
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Excessive eating or swallowing
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A gland found in the neck of humans and animals that secretes glands responsible for metabolic rate, calcitonin, and others.
Pertaining to the chest
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
A certain pigment that is produced when hemoglobin is destroyed.
Deviating from the normal; not typical.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A type of protein that can be dissolved in water; found in milk, egg white, certain muscle, blood, and some urine.
The process of making something larger by dilating or stretching it
Cells in the liver
The space in the abdomen that holds the major digestive organs in an animal. Normally referred to as the area between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Also referred to as the peritoneal cavity.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
A condition of different cells; means extra erythrocytes
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