This is most often due to Liver Qi Congestion, hepatitis, ongoing stress, or pharmaceutical medications. Some dog breeds are more prone to Liver Qi Stagnation than others. Prolonged Liver issues are often a part of other disorders such as skin problems in dogs, emotional disorders, and digestive disorders to name a few.
Wood Element Patter combined with Earth Element Spleen Qi Pattern
Prolonged Liver Qi Stagnation combined with Spleen Qi Deficiency leads to Damp-Heat. Internal Dampness is especially difficult to resolve. The above Wood Element Pattern symptoms would be combined with:
- Yellow discharge of yellow discharges from eyes or nose
- Muscle or joint pain throughout body
- Red tongue with sticky yellow coat
- Short duration of urine with odor and dark yellow color
- Possible nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
Wood Element Pattern combined with Water Element-Kidney Yin Deficient Pattern
This is a common condition with chronic hepatitis. The above Wood Element Pattern symptoms would be combined with:
- Dry, flaky skin
- Dry, red eyes
Wood Element Patter combined with Toxic Heat Pattern
If Liver Qi Stagnation is not cleared up in a timely matter it can develop in to a Toxic Heat Pattern. This pattern can also develop with poisonings. The above Wood Element Pattern symptoms would be exacerbated with more agitation, restlessness, and fever. You could possibly see blood in the urine or feces. You should visit your veterinarian.