Liver Inflammation (Granulomatous) in Dogs

While liver inflammation is referred to as hepatitis, Granulomatous Hepatitis is an special type of inflammation of the liver in which inflammed tissue growth accompanies liver inflammation, thus further complicating the situation. A granuloma is a small area of inflamed tissue. The growth of this granuloma is mostly due to fungal infection but it can also be due to parasitic, bacterial or viral infection or due to cancer. 

The condition is uncommon in dogs and can affect any dog of any age, sex or breed.

Common symptoms associated with this condition include

Lack of appetite



Weight loss


Increased urination (polyuria)

Increased thirst (polydipsia)

Abdominal pain

Yellowish discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes due to jaundice

Distended abdomen



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