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DOBERMAN: EARS..PRIOR TO THAT SHE HAD A CASE OF HOOK WORMS, WHICH

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PUPPY, DOBERMAN HAD HER EARS CROPPED TODAY, PRIOR TO THAT SHE HAD A CASE OF HOOK WORMS, WHICH CAUSED SLIGHT ANEMIA..
If that was the only diagnosis the vet gave you I would question the vet about the reasoning.
Perhaps he has experience with Dobes' that have liver problems? maybe he was not happy with how your pup did under the anesthesia?
As the owner it is certainly your right to request a better explanation of reasoning behind any testing requested. Most vets are pretty good about explaining if you ask. But as some clients aren't interested in knowing, and as vets are pretty busy, they sometimes don't volunteer info unless the owner asks for it.
You can even call the office and ask at the desk about it and see if they can tell you or if the vet will return your call with a better explanation.
You can also check into liver diseases that are inherited problems in this breed here
http://www.dpfa.org/GENDIS4.htm
Perhaps your vet is so familiar with the breed (or the breeder your dog came from) that he or she is planning ahead to catch future potential problems early.
Hope this helps you!

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Your vet is suggesting a 'liver panel' because dobermans are prone to a liver condition whereby copper accumulates in the liver.    This is a potentially dangerous condition and can lead to liver cirrhosis.

By doing routine bloodwork on a regular basis, early detection of any copper retention is possible. Dietary control as soon as a problem is identified will give your new puppy a long life.

As the owner of dog with a liver cirrhosis bloodwork done early would have helped me identify his condition sooner.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Angel's Post: THE PUP WAS GIVEN A SHOT FOR PAIN, RIBATOL I BELIVE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A LIVER PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE, SO IT WAS JUST A PRECAUTION TO FOLLOW UP.

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