Inflammation of liver is known as hepatitis while abscess is an inflammed and swollen area within body tissue, containing accumulation of pus.
Sometimes, bacterial infection to the liver also causes pus-containing abscess to form on the liver. Inflammation of bile duct, stone presence in the gallbladder, necrotic (dead tissue) spots of the liver and formation of many small abscesses may also accompany the infection.
Liver abscesses are more common in older dogs or dogs with diabetes.
Common symptoms associated with this condition include
Increased urine output (polyuria)
Increased thirst (polydipsia) and consumption of water
Yellowish skin (jaundice)
Increased heart rate, increased respiration in some animals