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Experience:  Veterinary Surgeon at Tameside Veterinary Clinic
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When she ready to eat she focuses normally...she has no problem moving from one end to the other in the whelping box
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Does she only show these signs after she eats? Does she seem smaller than you would expect? Is she growing well?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
More so after she eats. Yes. She is the only female in this litter. She is smaller. None of the other males are displaying the same. She flops to one side or the other but she uses her feet to move back over. She seems to favor the left side head tilt but straightens out to find bottle.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She loves sleeping on her back. From birth we have always noticed upon eating she limp till u wake her up
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

These signs are concerning as they can be associated with a liver issue called a portal-systemic shunt.

This is a problem where her blood supply has a bypass of her liver, leading to increase in toxins after she eats as the liver is not having a sufficient detoxing effect. It can progress and lead to serious neurological issues and seizures. If the diagnosis is confirmed, it may be corrected surgically. however, it can require specialized ultrasound scans to diagnose.

There are measures you can take at home to try and lessen the signs. Administering antibiotics along with liquid paraffin can be helpful in managing these signs as they are growing, however I would be keen to have her assessed by a vet as catching this problem early on, often gives a better outlook.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We are on our way to the vets now. Now that I have exhausted this Avenue with you is this a one time fee or do I need a number to cancel future withdraws?
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

This is a one time fee, you should not receive any future charges.

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Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.
Hi Missy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Willow. How is everything going?

Richard Rawling