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Your veterinarian will treat the underlying disease process if possible, and will prescribe the appropriate medicine to treat the dog's symptoms. Most dogs can be treated on an outpatient basis, but in some cases, hospitalized care will be necessary. Outright liver failure should be treated with supportive care.
Dogs with glucagon-secreting tumors can be cured with surgery, but the tumors will typically spread quickly, before surgical intervention can reverse their progress. Most of these cases are associated with chronic, irreversible liver disease.
Unfortunately, most dogswith this disease will also have a severe internal disease with a poor prognosis. A specially-formulated prescription shampoo can help to remove the crusts and may make your dog feel more comfortable.
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose
The term for the nostrils and muscles in the upper and lower lips of an animal; may also be used to describe a type of tool used to keep an animal from biting
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Referring to the liver
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A hormone that increases the amount of glucose in the blood; secreted by the pancreas
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
The name for the reproductive organs
Organic substances that aid in the creation of proteins; also the end product of the decomposition of certain proteins.