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Ruptured bile duct

Medical name: Bile peritonitis

Emergency Warnings



  • Belly pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Collapse
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellowed skin or eyes
  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss
  • Unsteady walking


Bile peritonitis refers to a ruptured bile duct in dogs, and is most commonly characterized by abdominal pain. If your dog is experiencing abdominal pain, he may be sore to the touch in that region, or show other signs of pain in the abdominal area. Other symptoms of the condition may include yellowed skin or eyes, diarrhea, unsteadiness when walking, or collapse. If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from a ruptured bile duct, do not delay in seeking veterinary medical attention. Bile peritonitis in pets requires surgical treatment.

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