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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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When she ready to eat she focuses normally...she has no problem moving from one end to the other in the whelping box
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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
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Does she only show these signs after she eats? Does she seem smaller than you would expect? Is she growing well?

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Customer reply replied 8 months 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 reply replied 8 months ago
She loves sleeping on her back. From birth we have always noticed upon eating she limp till u wake her up
Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 8 months 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.

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

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Hi Missy,

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

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