Comments on Is Elevated Liver Count in Dog Bad News?

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Rhoda   Encino, California

4/30/2016 9:45:02 PM

My 7 year old female Maltese had blood work done yesterday and her ALP liver enzyme was

1556. The ALT 262.???

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daisy   jacksonville, Florida

3/14/2016 6:48:36 PM

My dog, a ten year old terrier, also has a liver count of 310. my vet wants to do expense testing on her, ultra sound on stomach, etch. She seems to be fine with no signs of problem I think I will just watch her and if she starts showing signs of problems, then I will take her to vet.

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Shannon   Corona, California

3/7/2016 2:06:01 PM

My Monster Dog, a 5 year old male maltese has extremely bad dental. I took him in for some doggy dental and they of course did blood tests first. All tests came back fine except is liver enzymes were around 310 and they should be closer to 100. They want me to fast him for 12 hours to run another bout of tests @ an additional $145.00. Is the test necessary? He eats, drinks, plays and seems fine except for the dental issue.

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Donna   Riverside, California

12/12/2015 6:30:51 AM

My 5yr old male dog was recently diagnosed with cushings. He has been on vetoryl for 5 months. His last cortisol test showed his levels in good range. However his live enzymes keep going up. Liver blood test showed level at 493 with normal range being 10-110. Vet is suggesting specialist. I hate putting my boy through even more testing. Anyone else experience such problems with Cushings dog?

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Inez   Whittier, California

7/10/2015 5:50:24 PM

My Chloe got too nervous to go get her blood test by her regular vet and that perhaps when they were about to take her blood test her to guess turned purple so they had to stop!. So tomorrow I will have to take her to another one closer to us to see if her regular vet's recommendation of putting my baby girl on li er supplements Ts in the first place was even ideal at all for her because now she's in pain, won't hardly eat, has thrown up, but at least now she's been drinking water on her own yet just lays there lathargic. This worries me greatly cause first of all she was fine before ever starting in those liver supplements he started her on in the first place, said he did cause her blood results had shown a slight elevation on her Alk Phosphatase, or something. Now he's saying g it may not be reversed. I'm in tears for my baby girl. What can I do to save her?!


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Inez   Whittier, California

7/10/2015 5:38:07 PM

What is an Alk Phosphate at 985 (High), for my 12 yr. old female Pomeranian mix?

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Sharon   Las Vegas, Nevada

7/10/2015 10:17:28 AM

Yikes I give my dogs chicken every day. My boy just came back with high liver count and he is a 14 year old havanese

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Crystal   Lake forest, California

5/13/2015 10:08:20 PM

Lydia I would say keep looking for good recipes and research how to use bone meal too .

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Dolores   West Hazleton, Pennsylvania

4/23/2015 10:03:02 AM

In previous comment I forgot to mention that she was a 7 year old GSD.

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Doloress   West Hazleton, Pennsylvania

4/23/2015 10:00:48 AM

My 7 year old was diagnosed with high liver enzymes during a blood test before a surgery to remove a small tumor. Vet put her on 2 meds that were supposed to bring them down, but they just made them go higher. Had an ultrasound which showed no problem, then a liver biopsy which only showed a little congestion . Did a chest x-ray to check her heart. No problem found. She does take milk thistle and vitamin E. Vet put her on dog food for liver disease and a liver supplement again for a month. Had blood tested again and the count doubles. Through this all she has never shown any symptoms of any kind. She acts normal. She is now off the supplement and food and back on her normal food . The Vet mentioned going to a different internist who would probably want to do all the tests again.


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chris   Atlantic City, New Jersey

3/14/2015 4:21:34 PM

my 8 year old small dog has elevated liver enzymes, quite high, found because of a blood test before surgery to remove a grown on his neck. He is on milk thistle pills from the Vet, and needs to lose about 5 lbs. Then we'll retest. Doc said NO chicken, not even lean meats. I don't give him any meats anyway, but it was his suggestion. So warning to you who give meats. Better not to. Give them green beans, frozen ones or canned in water, not salt water. Good luck!

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Lydia   Camden, Alabama

3/4/2015 4:25:51 PM

My tiny yorkie 3 yr 2 mos has elevated liver enzymes..Im giving her the 3rd Vet ordered Hepatic dry food..she hates it.. She does not behave as if there's anything wrong..she runs like the wind has a good appetite, playful,no stomach problems. But on this food,as before she begins to loose weight. I was cooking her boneless, skinless chicken seasoning, Chicken pieces are suppose to be FREE Range no of Steriods, Antibiotic, etc.. Does anyone have homemade recipes I could try..I'll do anything to help her , even though you'd never know she had any problem. I'm told the chicken isn't the problem, so what is and how can I help with tasty food she will like ..thanks to any responses..

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cindy   bayonne, New Jersey

1/16/2015 8:29:36 PM

My maltese is 10 and just got a blood test result of high liver enzymes. I am a nervous wreck and doc suggested ultrasound to see exactly where the issue in the liver is coming from.

has anyone had any experience with switching diet to low protein/low
I will give her anything to help her enzyme level.

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Gina   Bonita Springs, Florida

1/13/2014 5:17:21 PM

I have a 12 year old doxie that went in for routine exams and found very high live count. She did have an ultra sound that showed a mildly rounded enlarged liver but the Dr said everything else was very tumors or gall bladder problem which can cause a liver count to be elevated. So he is putting her on meds to bring the count down and will re check. A liver with the right meds can repair itself. It's not a death sentence. It's worth looking into and getting the right meds.

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Elaine   Salt Lake City, Utah

10/21/2013 8:50:52 AM

My 13 year old shih Tzu is having ultrasound today for elevated liver enzymes of 1,740...........very anxious for results of test.

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Lisa   Salem, Illinois

7/2/2013 8:05:25 AM

My Lhaso Apso is over 10 years old, he is blind and nearly deaf and I had to board him these last few days due to my having some surgery. They suggested doing blood work on him as he seemed tired a lot and had loose stools. His liver levels were very high, alt is 437 and his other liver level is 659. They simply suggested putting him on the Science diet dog food LP. They did not mention the drug I have read about. I am afraid that too much damage has been done. He just has had no quality of life since going blind, it's so sad.

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Maria   Irving, Texas

6/2/2013 2:46:30 PM

My beagle diagonise with high liver enzimes she is at the vet on IV for 3 time last week. She still don't eat but tolerate cold water only, its ok for her to drink so much?

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billie   virginia b, Virginia

5/7/2013 3:42:11 AM

my dog is 11years old and her blood levels ,enzymes was 100 and in 6 months 250 and now they want to do a liver check . which they want to do blood work and feed her and then check her blood again ..the vet wants to charge me 150.00 for the test ... the reason is that she is due to be put to sleep to have her teeth clean they want to make sure that she is up to be put her threw this teeth cleaning

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Ashlee   Berwyn, Illinois

12/28/2012 9:10:26 AM

My grand mothers dog rocky has high liver count as well nd the vet gave rocky meds she went bAck today nd the liver isn't better their running more tests

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Martha   Reidsville, North Carolina

10/10/2012 6:47:58 PM

my min.Schnauzer was diagnosis with high liver enzymes level; he's taking antib. & Denosyl, his energy level is great he eats a little less; sometimes
tries to throwup but not often; further testing will be done after 2 more
but I don't know if I can put him through any more testing; just don't
the next blood test will be the 3rd one. I am hope the level will go down; but

I read some interesting thing on this site; and I will be giving him bottle water from this point on. I am thankful for a great
M. W.

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