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Q. My 1 yr old cat has portosystemshunt he has medicine but will surgery kill him so scared to send him for surgery

A. Here is some really good information on your kitty's condition:

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/PortosystemicShunt.cfm

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/portosystemic-shunts

http://www.animalmedcenter.com/faqs/category/portosystemic-shunts

http://www.svsvet.com/resources/management-of-portosystemic-shunts

If you carefully read those articles it should take some of the scare away. Unfortunately a portosystemic shunt can also kill your kitty eventually, so the surgery is a chance for your kitty to live a long happy life with you.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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