I take care of two Rescued Mini-Pins. One of them looks just like a Doberman. His name is Felix. He is 8#'s and has a very large chest and long legs. His kidneys can not handle protein. When the vet looked at him(x-ray) he discovered he had a very- enlarged liver. That he should loss weight to make as much room as possible. What does this mean health-wise. Is he going to die sooner? What causes the liver to become enlarged. Is it a health problem. He is about 8. The rescue group is not sure. Is there anything special I need to feed him or anything anything I should do?
To answer you questions, your pet needs more tests. An enlarged liver can mean many things ranging from serious to not so serious. Talk to your vet about an abdominal ultrasound, blood work ( bile acids) and a liver biopsy. The results will give you more answers. vetcare