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High Cholesterol in Dogs




Initially, treatment will begin with changing your dog's existing diet to one which contains less than ten percent fat. If this is not effective, alternative medical treatments may be prescribed at your veterinarian’s discretion.


Living and Management


Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments so that your dog’s serum triglyceride levels can be monitored. The main concern here is the prevention of possibly fatal bouts of acute pancreatitis as the result of abnormally high levels of fat in the blood.



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