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Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Hepatic Encephalopathy

General information on Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy is caused by high levels of ammonia and other toxins in the blood as the result of a liver dysfunction. Ammonia accumulates to toxic levels and exerts a poisonous effect on the brain causing inflammation.

Symptoms of Hepatic Encephalopathy

The symptoms of Hepatic Encephalopathy are behavioral changes, head-pressing, uncoordinated gait, disorientation, drooling, sporadic weakness, mental dullness, and stupor. Symptoms tend to come and go. They become more severe after a high-protein meal.

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Treatments for Hepatic Encephalopathy

If you suspect that your dog has Hepatic Encephalopathy seek veterinarian care to determine the underlying cause of the liver dysfunction.

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Hepatic Encephalopathy experience by - Caroline
Amhest, VA,USA

My mini-dachshund developed hepatic encephalopathy after a course of Rimadyl. The vet did not link the symptoms with the high liver enzymes noted from the blood tests. I stopped the rimadyl myself after I saw my dog suffering from digestive problems. She recovered after a specialized diet. The damage was done. Be very careful when your vet recommends a drug that has liver side-effects.
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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


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