It is difficult to find out health issues regarding the gallbladder because the symptoms are usually overlooked. Yet in the past 10 years, it is found that Cholelithiasis is a common issue among dogs.
Gallstones can affect liver function and even lead to Cirrhosis. The key factor of why health issues in gallbladder will lead to health problems in liver is bile, which is secreted by the liver, then stored in the gallbladder waiting for food to digest. It is difficult to find our gallbladder health issues at early stage since the gallstones are too small to be scanned by X-ray.
Adult dogs and senior dogs are at high risk to have gallstones, particularly for small dog breeds. Natural herbal supplements could help stimulate the secretion of bile, which help lower the risk of having gallstones.