Instead of one or two regular meals a day, several small meals throughout the day may promote good digestion.

This may affect many of the other bodily systems such as the brain and heart.

The liver is remarkable in its ability to regenerate itself.

Following a canine liver disease diet is an important treatment tool for dogs with compromised liver function.

A dietary change for a dog with canine liver disease (CLD) helps the liver regenerate while also maintaining good canine nutrition. It is especially prevalent in certain breeds such as West Highland Terriers and Doberman Pinschers.

With CLD, dogs are able to tolerate higher levels of fat in the diet.

Your vet may recommend a diet that has up to 50 percent fat content.

In certain CLD complications, such as hepatic encephalopathy, the amount of protein may be reduced.

Less protein will control the symptoms of that condition.

Carbohydrates are important to aid the digestion, add fiber and remove ammonia from the system.