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My name is Willow and I am a six year old female Bichon-Poodle mix. I live in Palo Alto California. I was three years old when my fur parents adopted me and brought me to my forever home. My Dad found me on the internet and emailed my photo to Mom and said he was going to pick me up at the rescue. He thought that I looked very sad. I had just gone to rescue from the Oakland animal shelter I was scared being surrounded by big dogs.
They took me to the vet school where the nice doctors performed my surgery. I was there for 10 days as I was so weak from being sick for such a long time. I went home and settled in to a great new life. I ate well and got a bit chubby. Mom took me for a check up a few months later and the darn liver shunt had reopened. I was unable to have the modern ameroid constrictor as my shunt was in a weird location. Mom was afraid for me to have another surgery, but when I got kidney stones we went back to the vet school for treatment in the ICU and a month later I had a second surgery which worked!! Mom found the liver shunt group when I was diagnosed with mild MVD. I eat a special diet cooked for me by my furparents and they ask lots of questions to keep me healthy. I love to eat my Denamarin chewable.