Liver Shunts

pomeranianAs the majority of you know, the liver can be described as an astounding organ. It has numerous vital functions such as:

Acting as a massive filter to eliminate blood-borne toxins.
Synthesising and distributing proteins for body’s use.
Storing sugar as glycogen.

This amazing organ needs a constant blood flow so it can do these jobs effectively. If there’s a liver shunt present, it means your pet’s blood flow has been compromised.

There are two main liver shunts and they are:
• Extra-hepatic (outside your pet’s liver).
• Intra-hepatic (inside his liver).

Although such shunts are generally problems faced by dogs, cats may also have them sometimes.

How does a liver shunt form?
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