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11 yr old rescue diagnosed with: Bladder infection

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11 yr old rescue diagnosed with:
Bladder infection
3 elevated liver enzymes.
Just had ultrasound, unremarkable
Lethargic, squinting eyes, no fever, no enlarged lymph nodes, not excited about eating, until 2 wks I could get into a growling match with him ( he won't "talk"!!) or play with our female.
10 days on antibiotic (minocycline?)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Grady. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. My name is Rebecca.

Do you have a copy of the blood tests, with the elevated liver enzymes?

Has he improved at all since starting the minocycline.

This is an information request, to help me answer your question. Since I can't see and examine him, the more information I have the more I can help. Rebecca

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not have copy of blood tests.
There has not been improvement after 10 days on antibiotic
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

If the symptoms were due to Ehrlichia, we usually see improvment after starting minocycline.

Elevated liver values on blood tests might indicate serious liver disease, or a passing infection. I could not say more without seeing the blood tests.

What is being done to treat the bladder infection?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is Grady doing?