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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Yorkie who is 6 years old and has been treated last 6

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My Yorkie who is 6 years old and has been treated for lymphantitis for the last 6 months with special diet, clorosporne then she started getting sick again. She was tested for addisons and it came back negative. Currently she is on prednisone and changed her diet. She is still shivering often what else or why she is shivering and she started having seizures. Jennifer Groce
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Jennifer, Yorkie's suffering from lymphangiectasia have a guarded prognosis as their inflammatory bowel disease (commonly found in association with lymphangiectasia in this breed) is often difficult to control. Seizures, however, are not expected with either lymphangiectasia or infrlammatory bowel disease. Instead, such as yYorkie should be suspected of suffering from an hepatoencephalopathy (a poorly functioning liver is intoxicating her brain) due to hepatic microdysplasia, a portosystemic shunt, or both. Has this disorder been discussed with you?