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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Nutritional management of liver diseases in dogs and cats

Author(s):
Bagavan Reddy P, Sonali Namdeo, Vaani Shreeya T, Trishna Das, Mani Kumar and Divya Katam
Abstract:
Liver diseases are common in canines and felines. The potential causes are numerous including viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, toxins, cancerous processes, and drugs like phenobarbital, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, and steroids. Treatment and prognosis of liver disease rely on the underlying cause. However, most of the cases can be successfully treated because of the incredible regenerative capacity of the liver. The treatment strategies target providing rest to the liver and minimizing the functions dealing with carbohydrates, proteins, fat, and drug metabolism. Successful management of the disease requires a proper understanding of hepatic metabolism and the nutritional process. Nutrients can influence the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract, and manipulation of diet can be exercised as a therapeutic strategy to be used alone or in combination with drug therapy to provide promising results. This article provides a review of hepatic diseases in canine and feline and their nutritional management.
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How to cite this article:
Bagavan Reddy P, Sonali Namdeo, Vaani Shreeya T, Trishna Das, Mani Kumar, Divya Katam. Nutritional management of liver diseases in dogs and cats. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):1352-1359.

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