Diet for a Liver Shunt
by Patricia Santos
(Bristol, Rhode Island United States )
I have a 14 month old shih tzu who has a smaller liver and larger kidneys than normal and crystals in his blatter and urine.
The veterinarians did an ultra sound but didn't find a shunt but feels he has a shunt.
They put him on Metronidazole 250mg. 1/4 tablet by mouth every 12 hours. The veterinarians want me to change his diet from Fromm to Science Diet L/D and K/D.
I do not want to feed my dog the Science Diet L/D and K/D because of the fillers. The veterinarians insist because they say the Fromm is high in protein and he needs a low protein diet.
I have been researching and there is controversy over the protein and phosphorus when it comes to a diagnosis of a shunt.