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Hi Ronnie woke today and very sleepy and walking with limp not himself and off food.Took to emergency vet full check,said could be liver shunt have to have full blood test and xray Tuesday(after bank hols)
Has anyone else suffered with this?we only had him 1 week should we contact breeder?
All started when we changed his diet to Orijen puppy from pedigree puppy last Monday?vet said high protein could be causing toxins?He now on boiled chicken and rice.We have the KC 4weeks free insurance that the breeder gave us,anyone know if this will cover him if he needs surgery?
Hi Paul, sorry to hear Ronnie is not well, and such a young boy, thinking of you
So sorry to hear about Ronnie, I hope he gets well soon....:(
George did have an X-ray which showed that the shunt was inside the liver therefore very difficult to correct,but a shunt can be outside the liver and can often be rectified , they also tested for other things such as diabetes and pancreatitis .The operation is a very specialised operation and I doubt anyone but a specialist could do it.
However I would say that Ronnie's symptoms ,hopefully, might be caused by something less serious.The blood test will tell the vet most things.
If you can try put the worry to one side and try to relax it would be better for you and Ronnie.
How is he today?Has the breeder responded?
Our vet called today and booked him in for blood tests on Tuesday,he was very reassuring and he to said it could be something less serious especially as he is a lot more lively when awake than he has been very puppy like today biting, running round ,if that makes sense?He is off the high protein food so we will see Tuesday.A lot more relaxed today and the breeder wants us to keep her informed.Thanks for your help.Paul
Thanks Lois i will.
Ronnie is now on Boiled chicken and rice as the vet said take him off the high protein food and back to what the breeder was feeding him (pedigree puppy) but straight after feeding him pedigree he is like a dog possessed barking biting,so back to the chicken and rice.How was Hamilton before his diet change and what was he feeding on?Glad to hear he is now ok.