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  • Why is my dog or cat's skin turning yellow?

    This is an urgent health issue if the eyes, skin or gums are looking yellow. IMMEDIATELY take your pet for emergency veterinary care. The yellowing is possibly a sign known as jaundice and it is due to a by-product of the liver. 

    There are many things that can cause sudden liver disease, like antifreeze poisoning/toxicities, organ failure, and others.  Often times they have to do very aggressive treatment of a pet with liver disease and sometimes even place a feeding tube to help keep up nutrients.  Liver disease can be fatal.

    If the veterinarian finds that jaundice is not present than another health issue may be causing a problem with your pet. With a diagnosis the treatment can be started.


     


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