A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes of the dog or cat are discolored yellow. It results most commonly from liver disease in pets, although tumors and drug related diseases can also cause Jaundice. It is important to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible, as liver damage can have a severe impact on your pet.
How to Recognize
Jaundice can be recognized by a yellow discoloration in the gums, nose, eyes, genitals, and other areas on a dog or cat\\\'s body.
Jaundice is most commonly caused by liver conditions such as liver disease, Cirrhosis, or Hepatitis. Infections, toxins in the body, and tumors can also cause jaundice.
Your veterinarian will take blood samples from your pet to get a blood cell count, a platelet count, and to test for anemia. Your veterinarian may also take urine samples and X-ray your pet\\\'s liver.
The treatment necessary for your pet depends on the underlying condition causing the jaundice. Treatments can range from surgery to a change in diet.