Pomeranian Puppies and Liver Shunts.
Pomeranian Puppies and Liver Shunts.

As 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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