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Question: What Type of Low protein diet for my German Shepherd with portosystemic (Liver) Shunt / hepatic encephalopathy? My puppy had surgery for liver abcesses and had a lobe of his liver and his gallbladder removed. He has developed a shunt and I'm looking for the best diet for him. He is almost 6 months old and is taking 2 daily medications but I need the right food too.

Answer: I'm very sorry about your pup! Dog Aware has a section on liver disease. I'd read this great information and then with that go to your vet for some assistance. You do have to remember though that a lot of vets don't have the most up to date information on nutrition.…

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