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My 61/2 month old puppy has had elevated ALT twice in blood

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my 61/2 month old puppy has had elevated ALT twice in blood work prepping for neutering. he is on Heartguard which has ivermectin. could this be the cause of the elevated ALT?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
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Friend, ivermectin will not cause ALT elevation in dogs. There are many other causes. I would recommend you discuss with your veterinarian about deworming with Panacur in case this is related to migrating parasites larva that can cause mild elevation of ALT. In addition, ALT can be elevated with muscle inflammation, check her CK (muscle enzyme) if they have not done so already. Finally, consider doing a bile acid test to check for liver function and +/- ultrasound of the abdomen.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

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