Handipets Pets In Need

8 week old puppy with liver shunt please help

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on January 5, 2009

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This
sweet little 8 week old puppy was born with a Portosystemic liver
shunt. During his development, the shunt which the mothers body uses to
filter the puppies blood did not close properly and now everything that
goes into his body, bypasses his liver and is causing a dangerous build
up of toxins which are causing an encephalitis. the build up of these
toxins cause neurological symptoms like transient blindness, loss of
balance, drooling and loss of muscle coordination….siezures will be
inevitable. He does not have much time left unless we can pay for the
surgery which will tie the shunt and allow proper blood flow to his
liver. There is a procedure that uses an ameroid ring which closes over
the shunt over a period of two weeks. We want to give him a chance. The
prognosis after surgery is pretty good and I have faith that he will do
well and will be able to live a happy and long life.
He has two weeks of medical management until the surgery on which
symptoms have improved. We have had a peek at the wonderful kind of dog
he can be when he is not feeling sick, while he is on antibiotics,
lactulose and a special low protein diet, neuro symptoms have been
minimal. We are trying to help him get stronger and gain some weight
before surgery. If you are interested in learning more about this
condition it is abbreviated : PSS for Portosystemic shunt. It has been
devastating to watch him go through this.

We are asking for donations of any amount to put toward surgery and
critical care stay. Please help us help Baccio get through this, we
appreciate your good will and will do the same for others as well who
have a sick animal in need.

If you would like to learn more about PSS or if you would like to know more about this puppy please contact me via email.

I will be creating a blog to share the events of his surgery and recovery.

Thank you for your good will and donation and have a wonderful New Year.

If you can help please visit: http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-12-22.8686147958

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