I am new to this web-site and I think it is absolutely wonderful. I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with liver shunts in cats. After numerous and traumatic tests my 21 month old cat has been diagnosed with a liver shunt. She is currently on lactulose twice a day and we have been told that she will be on this medication forever. We were also told (and are devestated by this) that this congenital condition will greatly reduce her life span. I am hoping that one of the many cat lovers on this site have heard or experienced this kind of situation. I am specifically wondering if any one knows how common mis-diagnosis of shunts are. We are still not convinced she has a shunt contrary to the test results - it's probably denial but our kitty is so special we just can't deal with losing her any time soon.
Please let me know.