Dosage Forms Available:
- Chew Treat
- Oral Suspension
Ursodiol is a bile acid given to cats and dogs for the treatment and prevention of gallstones. It is also used in the treatment of chronic liver problems.
Ursodiol is not FDA approved for veterinary use, but it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication. Give this medication with food, as this will increase absorption.
How It Works
Ursodiol reduces the uptake of cholesterol, as well as the synthesis and production of cholesterol. This is thought to help dissolve gall stones, which is a pebble-like formation containing cholesterol.
Ursodiol also helps pets with chronic liver diseases by increasing the flow of bile acids, preventing the build-up of toxic bile acids.