Sponsor Animal Update: Rockstar
4th Quarter 2008
New to Program! Rockstar is a friendly Sharpei/German Shepherd mix. Rockstar was originally adopted as a puppy and later returned to the Animal League in 2007 after the previous owners reported that Rockstar had a seizure. He had a comprehensive physical examination, blood work and urine testing. The results of these tests indicated that Rockstar had a disorder of his liver called a Porto Systemic Shunt (PSS). A PSS is caused by abnormal blood flow through the liver. The abnormal blood flow caused toxin buildup in his body that resulted in seizures. Rockstar was also found to have bladder stones and an ocular condition called entropion where the eyelid margins roll inward causing irritation to his corneas. He underwent 4 separate successful surgeries between 5/08-8/08. He is on a special diet and liver supplement and will need to stay on this special diet for his entire life.