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Old 10-16-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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I am so scare, my little Franco Andres have signs of livershunt. He is 9month and just 2.8lb. Im afraid because there is no great veterinary on my area. I'm from Puerto Rico. Please if somebody knows a great veterinary in PR let me know soon. Help me please!! I try 3 vets and they don't know to treat livershunt... im so scare, please help me...
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Oh You poor dear.

I can't help you, but I wish you luck.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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I'm so sorry. I wish I could help you but I don't know a thing. Someone in PR please help her.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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I'm sorry - that must be so scary for you -

there is a Liver Shunt website that has information to read and you could write them for help finding a good vet -

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Fanny Mae Liver Shunt Fund was started in memory of Terri Shumsky's Yorkshire Terrier puppy, Fanny Mae, born and died of liver shunt in l986. This fund is now known as The Original Terri Shumsky Fanny Mae Liver Shunt Fund
you can send an email right off this link - http://tsfannymaelivershuntfund.home...Available.html
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:25 PM   #5
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OMG I'm praying for your baby. Stay calm, being stressed out won't help him at all. I know it's hard, but he feeds on your emotions.

"Dear Lord, bless this little angel; guide his human to find the best veterinary care availalbe. Please do not take this baby from his family. Father, you are the divine healer. Place your loving hand on this baby and lead his owner to do the best possible for him. We love you, we trust in you and we believe in you. Amen."
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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Can somebody help me in what levels do i need to check in a blood test? What type of blood test the vet need to do for check livershunt? I spent $634 on Franco and they dont know anything, they just give him metronidazole because one vet think my dog have a stomach infection, other tell me my dog is a experiment and i need to be prepare for everything, and other tell me is just a seizure and inject him iv and a lot of nutrical.??????????? My conclusion is that they dont know too much of small breeds like yorkies.
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Oh You poor dear.

I can't help you, but I wish you luck.
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I wish I could help you. I am going to check what vets are in your area. My family is from Puerto Rico also but not from Arecibo. You should do a google search. If I find anything I will let you know.
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This is what I found..call the places and tell them your situation

1). Puerto Rico (Virgin Islands)
Dr. Miguel A. Borri-Diaz
USDA, APHIS, VS
IBM Building
654 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 700
Hato Rey, PR 00918
(787) 766-6050
Fax (787) 766-5159
Miguel.A.Borri-Diaz@usda.gov

http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/new...ote=1&p=760443

2). Vets Technology
Calle Figueroa 315
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00613

Tel: None provided
Fax: 787 817 2752
EMail Vets Technology

Dr. Antonio Vargas

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

Information: X-ray Imagescope Tech, and equipment


3). Ponce, Puerto Rico:
Clinic Name: Ponce Animal Hospital
Street Address: 186 Emilo Fagot Avenue
City: Ponce, Puerto Rico 00731

Telephone: 787-842-4269
Fax: 787-842-4266
EMail Ponce Animal Hospital

Dr. Hector J. Zayas
Dr. Patricia G. Randel

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am-3:00pm; Sundays: Closed Specialties: Small animal practice


http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/s...m=ALL&STATE=PR

4). Arecibo Vet Center
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50 Gonzalo Marin St.
Arecibo, PR 00612
Phone: (787) 879-4510
Fax: (787) 879-4944


I hope you find a good one. I hope your baby turns out okay! I know it's very tough and stressful. Best wishes.
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Here is a homemade diet for liver shunt. Feed small amounts throughout the day, no big meals at one time.

1/4 pound of cooked ground beef (not lean chuck)
2 cups cooked rice
1 hard cooked egg, chopped well
3 slices white bread crumbled
1 teaspoon calcium carbonate (Tums)
1/4 teaspoon lite salt (salt and potassium chloride blend, 50% less sodium than regular table salt
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 Centrum vitamin mineral supplement
100 I.U. Vitamin E capsule
1 gram fish oil nutritional supplement
1 teaspoon Metamucil

Aquí está una dieta casera para la derivación de hígado. Alimente las cantidades pequeñas a través del día, ningunas comidas grandes a la vez.

1/4 libra de picadillo cocinado (no se inclina bota)
2 copas cocinaron arroz
1 huevo duramente cocinado, cortado bien 3 rajas pan blanco desmenuzó
1 carbonato de calcio de la cucharadita (Tums)
1/4 cucharadita sal ligera (sal y mezcla de cloruro de potasio, 50% menos sodio que sal de mesa regular
1 aceite de maíz de la cucharadita
1 mineral de vitamina de Centrum suplementa
100 I.U.. La cápsula de la vitamina E
1 petróleo de pez de gramo suplemento nutricional
1 cucharadita Metamucil
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Please try to find one of the vets listed and take Franco to see one of them. Also try the diet that Lacy's Mom listed. Please keep us upated. I'll keep little Franco in my prayers.
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I found a breeder in Puerto Rico - Parkside Yorkies since 1986. I am sure they can help you.

pksdbox@coqui.net

On the diet, add warm water before serving.
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Did you ask the breeder if he/she knows a good vet. Also if this problem ever happened in her line?

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I am so scare, my little Franco Andres have signs of livershunt. He is 9month and just 2.8lb. Im afraid because there is no great veterinary on my area. I'm from Puerto Rico. Please if somebody knows a great veterinary in PR let me know soon. Help me please!! I try 3 vets and they don't know to treat livershunt... im so scare, please help me...
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This is the reason I LOVE it here...I have never seen such caring helpful people in my life..There are so many caring thoughtful people here that are always willing to help as much as they can

I just had to say this...You are ALL such great people!

And as for your little furbaby...I sure do hope you can find a vet that can help him...
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:45 PM   #15
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God bless all people that try to help me with my Franco Andres. I will go tomorrow to one of the vet listed in San Juan City (is one hour of my home). I called in the morning and they will make all test to Franco tomorrow. Also thanks so much for the diet, Im very happy with all of your help. I will keep inform everybody about Franco's health. Also, i will contact the email of the yorkie breeder in PR she will recommend me a great vet.

Estoy muy agradecida de toda la ayuda que me han brindado, consegui una cita con uno de los veterinarios, manana les dejo saber los resultados.
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