My pug, Butter has a birth defect called the Portosystemic Shunt, also known as a liver shunt.
She's 10 months old and this was only discovered when she began vomiting non-stop and started being reliant on medication to stop her pukes. Such medical condition should be treated as soon as possible before other symptoms show up but my family is not able to provide for her surgery immediately. If left untreated, Butter may experience random medical issues due to the abnormality and eventually face liver failure.
She'll be requiring a bile acid test that's around $300, a CT scan that's estimated to cost $2800 and the surgery itself is gauged at $6500.
If more information and confirmation is required, please feel free to contact me as I have an ultrasound and blood test report from when we first found out of her condition.
We'll be taking a different approach in treating Butter. She will not be having any surgery due to the lack of immediate funds as well as the risks involved, be it during surgery or after surgery care. The same condition may occur again for as long as Butter's liver health is compromised. Instead, I have found a health researcher who is known to help dogs with similar issues through diet changes and addition of human supplements. These will improve Butter's overall health including her liver, and hence preventing her condition from worsening (or even get rid of it entirely!)
The donated funds will be used on tests Butter has to go through to monitor her liver health as well as the purchase of supplements.
This treatment will continue for as long as Butter's blood count doesn't reflect normal levels.