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Liver shunts

Post  runarabbit on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:19 am

Doing a little research on liver shunts this morning. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/01/liver-shunts-disease-in-pet-dogs.aspx



Shunts outside the liver, extra-hepatic shunts, occur more commonly in small dog breeds, with Yorkshire Terriers at the very top of the list. Other small breed dogs with the tendency:

* Maltese
* Dachshunds
* Jack Russell Terriers
* Shih Tzu
* Lhasa apso
* Cairn Terriers
* Poodles
Another sign of the presence of a liver shunt is failure to thrive. A puppy that isn't thriving will have lack of physical growth, poor muscle tone, a tendency to sleep a lot, and will generally appear lethargic and underdeveloped compared to his littermates.
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Re: Liver shunts

Post  Admin on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:24 pm

Awesome info Sherry and I made this a sticky!! Very Happy

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