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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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High alkphos of 2400, His all phosphorus is 2400, Hurt?

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High alkphos of 2400
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: His all phosphorus is 2400
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Hurt?
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Scooter
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scooter?
Customer: Possible cushings diagnosis
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 days ago.

The alkaline phosphatase is a nonspecific enzyme and the degree of elevation doesn't correlate well with the severity of the disease. It usually indicates biliary stasis (sludging) but not the cause of it. Cushing's can cause such an elevation but there needs to be supportive evidence of Cushing's before I would test for it; in other words, if Scooter isn't eating you out of house and home and drinking like a fish, he isn't cushingoid. How old is Scooter, please?

Can you upload a copy of all of Scooter's test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but his vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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