Liver Shunt Information for Pet Owners

A liver shunt is an abnormal blood vessel that bypasses or “shunts” blood around the liver instead of following the normal pathway through it. The liver is vital for building proteins or removing toxins from the blood, so when the liver is bypassed, toxins and waste continue to circulate throughout the already compromised body. This can stunt your pet’s growth, as well as lead to nervous system problems such as stumbling, seizures, or head pressing. Fortunately, treatments are available that can help correct this defect.

In this webinar, Dr. Chick Weisse, Service Head of Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in NYC, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of liver shunts (also known as portosystemic shunts, or PSS). Learn how veterinarians tackle this condition, including the cutting-edge technology that allows for a minimally invasive approach to treatment.

Hosted by the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City.