Julie's values for Albumin are 4.2 on a scale of 2.5 to 3.9 (high). Her Amylase is 1540 on a scale of 100 to 1200. Platelet count is 109(low) on 200 to 500. Lymphocytes are 400(low) on a scale of 1200 to 8000.
Thank you for the clarification. So I guess the blood work really does not give us any clues as to her coughing fits ?? The cough is dry,more like she is trying to pass a hair ball but never does. Her sides seem to harden as she tries to expell whatever it is. Also thereafter she seems to stand versus laying down. Is there another test we should try ?
Yes the depo shot means that she will not have a coughing fit for several weeks. Although now the distance between shots is getting shorter. I think when we started, Julie would only get one shot every 3 months. Now it is about 8 weeks, but she just had some bad episodes and we were going away so she got a shot within 4 weeks.
It is almost like she needs someone to do a Heimlich maneuver on her when she coughs/chokes.
Doing fine, as usual two weeks after the shot. Also have a pred pill on hand just in case ( though how to get it into her after a coughing fit??).
We discussed the bronchodilators. One vet wanted to give us a script for it. Our other did not - said it was tough on the heart. So for now we don't have one.
We are now limiting her to non-fish products and she seems to be ok with that. For a treat she gets fish food.
Thanks for asking !!