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I have a 2 year old Shih Tzu ... very lethargic, heavy

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Hi , I have a 2 year old Shih Tzu ... very lethargic, heavy breathing, and lays flat on his stomach and won’t move

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Being treated for a while for a liver shunt

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

What therapy is she undergoing for the liver shunt?

When was bloodwork last performed?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Any pain?

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

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