HI, Do You Remember which liver tests were high and how high they were?
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Liver enzymes can be temporarily elevated from medicines given or from early stages of liver failure. The level of the enzymes can be an indication of how severe the liver damage is ( or if it is liver damage) . It is unusual to have liver disease or failure in a dog this young. I se it much more frequently in older dogs like 10-12 years old. THis is liekyl why your vet feels it would be a good idea to recheck the levels in a month. If they are elevated from the medicines they should be back to normal by then. As long as she is acting ok now and has a good appetite and activity level, there shouldn't be an issue with waiting a month.
IF the enzymes are still elevated in a month, then she mayhave some early liver damage and there are special diets that can help slow the progression of this condition to help improve the quality of life and extend the length of a dog with liver damage. It is often difficut to know why a dog has liver damage. In many cases it is never discovered, but the treatment is the same and that is feeding a special liver sensitive diet that doesn't put as much stress on the liver and doesn't make the liver work as hard. Diets that I use are Hills LD (liver diet) and Royal Canin Hepatic Diet. You can discuss this more in detail with your vet after the second set of blood tests in a month if necessary and hopefully the levels will be back to normal.
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Thank you so much for all your information. I took her in today to have x-rays because her back left leg is not supporting her very well. She can still walk and even jump up on the couch, but she has an odd walk because she is not putting her full wait on that back leg. My vet did a IDEXX general Health Panel before prepping her for the x-ray. When he saw the elevated liver count, he decided to wait on the x-ray procedure (he called it a "moderate" increase). Even though she has been done with her ear medicine (Animax Ointment) for two weeks now, my vet thought it might have caused the problem. We also use VET Solutions Ear Cleaning Solution (Vetoquinol) twice a week to keep her ear infections from reacuring.
It can take 30 days to allow enough time for liver enzymes to come back to normal if they are elevated from medicine so the time frame he is suggesting is a good one and will give more accurateinformation that you can make some decisions on if the enzymes are still elevated. I hope this has helped. If it has would you please click the accept button so i may receive credit for my answer. Thank you and good luck. I will check later to seeif you have more questions