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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I am a newish member. I have not mastered this site yet, so I hope I am doing this right! I have been reading a lot of the old threads and wanted to bring up something I felt might be important to the new puppy parents. I was reading about WEIGHTS of everyone's dogs. I notice a few of the pups to be very small. I don't want to alarm anyone, but it might be wise to do a BILE ACID test on your pup, if she/he is undersized. When I say undersized, I mean under the standard. There is a conditon know as a liver shunt that can cause Havanese to be small. My 6lb adult havanese had it and she did not have any symtoms. I just thought I would mention this for what it's worth, just in case you didn't read any of the old liver shunt threads.

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Thanks for the info I'm not expecting Gucci to get very big, she was the runt of the litter and not a big eater. My vet seems to think she's healthy so far. She's 6 months and 6 lbs, so I don't know if that is considered below norm or not, Her parents are 8 and 9 lbs, respectively.

We are doing a liver panel on her before we get her spayed in a few weeks. Hopefully, that would tell us if anything were off.

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Bella had a liver panel at 7 months and it didn't show up. If possible ask for a Bile acid test. The test is sent to Cornell so it takes time to get the results. I am sure she is ok. Most pups have symptoms early on.

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