Nutritional management of hepatic disease.

  title={Nutritional management of hepatic disease.},
  author={John E. Bauer and Patricia A. Schenck},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={19 3},
The successful management of hepatic diseases of dogs and cats requires an understanding of hepatic metabolism and nutritional processes. General aspects of dietary therapy for hepatic diseases are described, along with specific recommendations for the promotion of tissue regeneration. Special considerations, including the role of diet in encephalopathy, hepatic lipidosis, and copper-associated hepatic toxicosis, are also discussed.