Can hepatitis in dogs be cured? Though some cases of acute hepatitis can be cured, chronic hepatitis cannot be cured. Dogs with chronic hepatitis will need monitoring and treatment so they can enjoy good quality of life and longevity, with minimal clinical signs.
How do I know if my dog has hepatitis? Diagnosing Hepatitis in Dogs
Usually, abrupt onset of the condition and bleeding suggests that infectious canine hepatitis is the culprit, but laboratory tests (including antibody tests, immuno-fluorescence scanning and blood tests) are needed to confirm a diagnosis.
How long do dogs live with hepatitis? The prognosis for dogs with chronic hepatitis varies. Median survival durations of 18.3 to 36.4 months have been reported. However, patients with hypoalbuminemia, hypoglycemia, prolonged clotting times, bridging fibrosis, and ascites have shorter survival times.
How is hepatitis in dogs treated? Hospitalization, intravenous fluid therapy, and supportive care may be necessary in severe cases. Immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory medications are most commonly prescribed. Dietary modifications may be needed in some patients.