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I just got my dog's routine blood test done. Her Serum
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. I have a yorkie pooh who weighs 24 lbs, is on 50mg of
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My 10Year old golden retriever is healthy except for a elevated
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We have a 6 year old Pomeranian. This little pet has had quite
We have a 6 year old Pomeranian. This little pet has had quite a few medical problems. She has had her Spleen removed because the vet thought she had Spleen cancer...however when we removed the spleen… read more
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My dog may have cushings disease but we are not sure at this
My dog may have cushings disease but we are not sure at this point. Her alkaline phosphotase was 983 and she was put on an antibiotic for a possible bladder infection. She does not have all the sympto… read more
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is a level of 219 alkaline phosphatase acceptable in a 6
is a level of 219 alkaline phosphatase acceptable in a 6 month lab thats appears to be very heathy?… read more
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lab mix: 13 year old..weighs 45 lbs which is normal..alk
My dog is a 13 year old small lab mix, weighs 45 lbs which is normal. 2 years ago she had a blood test and a reading of 200 for her Alk Phosphatase reading. 2 months ago the test reading showed 827 an… read more
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Westie: prescribed clavaseptic 150mg 2x daily for 15 days.
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min pin: My vet recently saw my 9 yr...she may have cushings disease
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My 13 year old female Labrador Retriever has been on 150 mg.
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My 12 lbs dog just ate tylenol 650mg around 2-3 pills. She
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golden retriever: 10 week old..bun..seen any seizure episodes
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Pom: rescue..s blood work..Complete blood count..urine
I hope Dr. Drew can answer this question from my last two posts. The elderly rescue Pom's blood work is as follows (the abnormal findings): Alkaline Phosphatase is 230 (6-131 normal range), GGTP is 26… read more
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shih tzu: ALL OTHER LIVER FUNCTION LEVELS ARE ALWAYS NORMAL.
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My dog was just diagnosed with arthritis, was placed on Rymadil and had an adverse reaction (lost all appetite). She just had bloodwork done. But there are some irregularities in her bloodwork that co… read more
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