Also tested for parasites. Ultrasounds show no disease of the liver. There are no changes…

Also tested for parasites. Ultrasounds show no disease of the liver. There are no changes. My dog is lethargic, but still loves walks. Any suggestions where to do from here?

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

Well, I think you need to pursue further diagnosis before you can pursue further treatment. Which liver enzymes are high and how high? Were they high prior the prednisone treatment or tested after/during? How long was the pred treatment? If blood tested after treatment, how long after treatment? Prednisone can throw off blood levels; so testing while on it just confuses things. What do the stools look like? Soft? Pudding? Watery? Any mucus? Any straining while defecating?(stools themselves and how they come out can help determine which part of the intestinal tract is involved – see the series on diarrhea… Read more »

Jana Rade
6 years ago

Here some basic info on ALT values: http://www.2ndchance.info/dxme-ALT.htm
Since this was elevated prior treatment, it IS significant part of the diagnosis. Would explain why they tested for Cushing’s.

I think that IBD should likely get better with both Flagyl and pred. EPI has specifically looking stools as well as it would be accompanied by great hunger and weight loss.
http://dawgbusiness.blogspot.ca/2011/03/weight-loss-brittle-fur-starving-all.html
http://dawgbusiness.blogspot.ca/2011/03/beaner-has-exocrine-pancreatic.html