Thanks for getting back to me.
This is the first time I have used this service, so I am not too familiar with the timeframe.
I am very much into complimentary medicine - prevention rather than cure and before I change my girl over to the Hill's diet, I have to find out what caused this.
More and more, our animals are getting our illnesses and I blame this in large, on commercial foods with additives and chemicals and chemical spraying - especially in Florida where I live. The yards are sprayed for weeds and insects and our animals ingest this when they chew the grass.
GMO foods which are known to kill livestock are used as fillers in a lot of these foods and there are quite a lot of holistic vets who are not fans of the Science Diet because of this.
Some of the ingredients I do not like are: corn starch, soybean meal, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite and corn gluten meal. Our animals do not need this and there is a site which explains why:
I will be re testing my dog in about 3 weeks to see if the milk thistle and the herbs have had any effect on her numbers.
If her numbers are still high, I suspect they might want to investigate further to see what is going on.
At that point, if my only option is the Hill's diet, then that is what I will give her. I am hoping and praying that at the age of 6, and with a lot of care over her diet and treatment, we are able to reverse the problem and avoid having to feed her the same canned food for the rest of her life.
I realize that you are not a holistic vet, which is why I specifically wanted to consult with one over the weekend. I also do not expect you to fully understand where I am coming from, but Hill's is full of additives - the sources of which are not fully explained.
If you have any further information on diet - which is not Hill's, I'd be most grateful to find out what it is.