02-11-2012, 09:59 PM
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Please immediately throw away the jerky chicken strips and google "chicken jerky strips china". They almost killed my beloved dog. Almost have the same story as you, as so many others have and did not know it was the strips!!!
QUOTE=ButtonHead;199032]We need some feedback!
We have a 14 year old Rat Terrier. She's been healthy all her life. We brought her to Vet to have a couple skin warts removed (only because she was chewing them and making them bleed).
Prior to the surgery Vet did a simple blood test and based on the results did a much more substantial battery of blood tests.
ONE 'marker' came back WAY too high: 'ALKP' - which apparently stands for Alkaline Phosphatase.
Normal score is between 5-131 and our dog scored a 326 !
The dog seems healthy EXCEPT her Appetite is almost obsessive and her thirst is double (or more ) what it usually is. Even at 12 lbs she'll drink steadily for at least a full minute.
This is supposedly an elevated Liver Enzyme. We feed our dog only the best best food, filtered water, all natural treats (organic chicken jerky mostly), and a couple of other supplements (Joint health, skin /coat).
We can't figure why in the world her liver could be under stress. Vet recommended bringing her to a specialist for a Sonogram test - which aside from the $350.00 price tag - makes no sense to us.
Would love to get your feedback.
Also - is there a way to 'cleanse' a dog's liver?