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liver enzyme count?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by jsorrow, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Good Dog

    Thats the only value he gave so don't know what other things are high or low or whatever. A blockage like a clot. I don't know how they do Vet med in Spain either.
  2. Can you share the name of the supplement that promotes liver function?
  3. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    Sorry I thought I read your location.

    Anyway if you actually read my posts you would see that I do know that everything else was normal. How you ask because if you read I spoke with Kush's (the dog) vet. And he told me that everything else was within normal limits and his ALT was the only abnormality. And he was not overly concerned.

    And Debo he did not tell me what supplement it was. And I did not ask specificaly There are a few on the market.
  4. Jim

    Jim Good Dog

    Re-read and saw the bit you added where it says everything else was normal.Thanks.
    As you said it is not a mentally high number and if it is just that it sounds like the dog just needs time to recover and the values should be normal.
    As for location you are right,you're always right:p, but here going to the vets is more of an experience than trust in medicine and science. That would have gone unnoticed here as hardly anywhere does blood work before a neuter or anything. I imagine that plenty dogs with really messed up counts have graced the operating tables of spanish vets and lived through it without any sort of change in the procedure. But then the printout for the bloodwork here would not say ALT but SGPT.
  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    LOL no I am not always right! :lol: As much as I would LOVE to be. Just to piss my boyfriend off.

    But from the sound of it, it seems he thinks it might be related to the Comfortis (flea pill). Not sure if you have that over there. It is from Lily. He took him off of it. We will see in a few week what the values are.

    The vet said most would have continued. And 2 of the Vets (could not ask the other he is on vacation) I tech for said they would have gone ahead with the neuter. But Kush's vet decided against it. Kush is bilateral cryptorchid but they are inguinal so he does not have to go abdominal.

    Debo the most common liver supplements are S Adenosyl (SAMe), and Denamarin which I beleve has SAMe and Milk Thistle.
  6. pamsw23

    pamsw23 Puppy

    I would just wait till the next blood work before I would worry. The Internal Organ Function screens they run can be sensitive to the smallest things like what he ate recently. Just keep giving the liver supplements and then wait for his recheck.
  7. jsorrow

    jsorrow Big Dog

    thanks everyone
  8. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    We had a dinner with Lilly about Comfortis last night. I read the Comfortis brochure today and it does say specifically about ALT levels.

    COMFORTIS chewable tablets were not associated with any clinically significant changes in hematology, blood coagulation or urinalysis parameters; however, mild elevations in ALT occured in all dogs treated with COMFORTIS chewable tablets. By day 24, ALT values had returned to near baseline levels.

    How is he doing?
  9. jsorrow

    jsorrow Big Dog

    Doing great... thanks for the info. I think its probably going to be a little harder to keep him in shape but he is doing great
  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    That is good to hear. I read that and was like AHHHH Ok. So thankfully it was nothing serious.

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