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My dog was diagnost with high Alk Phosphatesa 255 and GGT 21

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My dog was diagnost with high Alk Phosphatesa 255 and GGT 21 to have extra text my vet wants to charge another 390.00 0n top of 410.00 that i already paid, I can not afford this but it really concerns me that I am negleting a problem with my dog. Is there a place I can take her that can be affordable? She is 9 years old always been super healthy and I have taken very good care of her shots and exams, I just want to know what to do.

Rebeccavet :

Hello, JACustomer

Rebeccavet :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Rebeccavet :

My name is Rebecca, I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help you.

Rebeccavet :

Apart from these abnormal lab numbers, is she sick? Why were the blood tests run?

Customer:

no very healthy, alert , good appetite

Rebeccavet :

An Alk Phos of 255 is not very high in a 9 year old dog. I have seen Alk Phos as high as 12,000!

Rebeccavet :

But a GGT of 21 is high.

Customer:

What should I do?

Rebeccavet :

I always remember being told in vet school to treat the dog, not numbers on a piece of paper.

Rebeccavet :

If she is healthy, not losing weight or drinking more water than usual, no vomiting and diarrhea, then I might just recheck those enzymes in a few weeks, to see if they are going up, or down.

Rebeccavet :

I would try a liver supplement called milk thistle.

Rebeccavet :

I might also consider doing a test called bile acids, that measure liver function.

Customer:

Thank I will do that.Where can I get Supplemeny?

Customer:

Sorry I am a bad typer

Rebeccavet :

Any supplement store, natural food store, health food store, will carry milk thistle.

Rebeccavet :

I am a bad typer, too.

Rebeccavet :

Just give about half the adult human dose.

Customer:

Thanks going to get it right now

Rebeccavet :

If she loses her appetite, or loses weight, or vomits, then I would do more tests.

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Is there anything else I can answer about her?

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Customer:

she dosent do any of the above.

Rebeccavet :

Then I would not be at all worried about an Alk Phos of 255, but I would recheck that GGT in a few weeks.

Customer:

thanks

Rebeccavet :

You are welcome.

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Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

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Rebecca