01-19-2017, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by lzrddr
Well before you get too upset, you should know that an Alt of just about 600 is not 'skyrocket' high... it is certainly high enough to warrant more inquiry and testing, but not high enough to be making any conclusions about cancer.. I see Alts as high as 3000 and they are not always the end of the world. Treating for certain liver diseases will often end up making all the enzymes fall back into the normal range, though getting a diagnosis is certainly a good idea. Seizures, a high Alt and urinary symptoms would certainly make me consider a disease like Leptospirosis in a dog that was acting sick, too. Best to have an ultrasound, test for diseases like Lepto, and consider a liver biopsy if that is in your price range. AT least treat for hepatitis if nothing else is making sense. The seizure symptom is not great but could possibly be completely unrelated. You just need to find out more. Good luck!
Thank you. We went in for an xray which led the vet to think cancer as well due to the enlargement of the liver and parts of it is pressing against the stomach. We also found out that Storm had hip dysplasia and it's pretty rough looking around the hips. But due to the liver we can't give her any medicine yet. I have scheduled an ultrasound and biopsy for the 25th and hoping there is some good news with this.
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