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|03-05-2009, 08:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Westminster ca
Ok i wont go into details, but my yorkie is being tested (lots of different things) they think its a liver shunt. It causes her to have seizures and she is on 3 different meds for it. Now she still gets them, id say average about 3-4 a week, TO MY KNOWLEDGE OF COURSE (not home all the time). If she cant have the liver shunt removed (if thats what it is) will having seizure 3-4 times kill her young and quickly possibly? I hear about people with 8 year old yorkies that have seizures everyday. Im just wondering life expectancy if the seizures wont get COMPLETELY under control. Thanks a bunch, remember, were getting her tested so all i want to know is if seizures alone 3-4 times a week could kill her very young. She is currently 2. THANKS SO MUCH!!
|03-05-2009, 09:33 PM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
If it is an inopperable shunt you will reduce the protein intake so that your dog will hopefully no longer have seizures, there are also supplements and things like lactulose that will help with getting toxins out of your dogs system. If your dog has already had bile acids done and the results were high I would suggest taking her off of her food and putting her on a lower protein food because seizures are a serious risk. if she is liver compromised and having neurological problems it is because there is an overload of toxins in her blood you have to reduce the intake so that she can have a chance to filter some of that out.
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|03-06-2009, 05:24 AM||#3|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
I don't think it is the seizures that are the problem persay. A lot of dogs have them and are fine. There are different types though and I think if the dog were to have more than one in a row, there would be risk. Correct me if I'm wrong someone... If a dog is having symptoms from LS, they are at serious risk. Sadly LS for whatever reason (probably just that the liver can't process toxins) can end a dogs life. Giving the right amount and right type of protein is necessary but if there is an extrahepatic shunt, the best chance the dog has is with surgery.
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