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Have had 3 unusual blood results in my 5 yr old entire male

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Have had 3 unusual blood results in my 5 yr old entire male Westie dog. Am concerned that my vet hasn't done enough to diagnose the problem or treat it (if the blood test results are correct) All results are normal EXCEPT. His phosphates which at the first test were 424 then after a month of herbal treatment were 372 then after a further 2 months of herbal treatments were 324. This is on a scale of 30-70 being normal. Dog has no symptoms whatsoever. What do you think?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the entire? I'll do all I can to help. Where does the entire seem to hurt?
Customer: what do you think of these results?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No all well
JA: Is the entire eating normally?
Customer: yes
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the entire having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: no
JA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the entire behaving differently?
Customer: he isnt
JA: OK. No obvious behavior changes. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the entire?
Customer: no - healthy 5 year old dog just blood test frightened me....
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

Do you have a copy of the blood tests you could take a picture of an post here?

I have been a veterinarian for 30 years. I often see phosphorus on blood tests, but not phosphates.

If it is phosphorus that is high ( I am in the US so it may be different there), that can indicate a high protein, high meat diet. If the BUN and Creatinine and SMDA (kidney values) and a urinalysis are all normal, this may not be serious.

Let me know what other questions I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you!

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