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I am sorry to hear Susie is not doing well
Hepatitis is uncommon and the inciting cause is often unknown. Sometimes it can be related to diet: such as raw meat, however often it is due to bacteria from the GI tract working their way into the liver. The bacteria that were cultured are commonly found there. Hepatitis is typically treated with broad spectrum antibiotics: usually 2-3 antibiotics. Susie should be on zeniquin, as well as Clavamox to cover any other potential bacteria contributing to the problem
Antibiotic therapy is typically done for a minimum of 4-6 weeks
She's not acting sick at all. Your saying those bacteria's are commonly found in dog intestines. How could her liver be affected then?
The liver empties bile into the gall bladder, which is connected to the intestines via ducts. Infection can sometimes come in via these ducts, or can enter via the bloodstream.
Unfortunately, most of the time we never find out what causes the initial infection, however it is easily treated and often there are no major long term complications as long as her bloodwork looks normal
you are very welcome. I wish you the best with little Susie. Please feel free to reply back if you need any further information. Have a great night!
Susie has been on the medicine for 7 days. She sometimes vomits her snack up but I guess this is a side effect of her medicine. She seems to be acting just fine, playing as usual. Thank you for asking.