Food for a dog with undersized liver

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    Michael B

    We have 9 month old Boxer who early on had serious health problems. First diagnosis was a liver shunt. After many vet visits and much testing an ultrasound showed no shunt but rather her liver is only about 1/4 the size it should be. She is currently being fed Hill’s l/d (liver diet) canned food plus some veggies and on the whole doing quite well. However, she is not terribly fond of the food and putting weight on her is an ongoing challenge.
    Is there an alternative to the Hill’s prescription food or a liver friendly additive that would make it more enticing?

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    When dealing with an undersized liver in dogs, it’s essential to focus on a specialized diet. Choose a veterinary-prescribed or recommended dog food that supports liver function. These diets often include easily digestible proteins, controlled levels of high-quality fats, and specific nutrients to aid liver health. Regular veterinary check-ups are crucial to monitor progress and adjust the diet as needed. Always consult with a veterinarian for personalized advice tailored to your dog’s specific condition.

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