Yearly Blood Test Saved My Dog's Life

by Stacy
(BC, Canada)

Zak-a-Monkey

Zak-a-Monkey

We were planning on getting our vet to clean our dog Zak's teeth (he's an 11 year old Cockapoo) and took him in for his preliminary check-up, where they took a blood sample to make sure everything was okay before they put him under for the cleaning.


We found out that a couple of his liver enzyme counts were very high (12 times as high as they should have been) and have immediately started him on milk thistle and SamE supplements as well as changing his dog food to something with less fat, less protein, less sodium and more fruits/veggies.

The vet thinks that because his diet may not have been the best for him, that after awhile we should see a marked improvement in his liver.

If we wouldn't have taken him in for his routine exam, we may not have been able to catch his liver disease and we may have lost him very quickly - hopefully now he will live a very long life (Cockapoos can live up to 28 years).

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THANKS
by: JT

I AM GOING WHAT YOU WENT THRU NOW WITH MY BEST PAL...HE HAD 104 FEVER RUSHED HIM TO VET DID BLOOD WORK HIS AST NOW IS 87 ALT 304. THEY HAVE GONE DOWN 100 POINTS IN 9 DAYS WITH VETS HELP. SHE HAS HIM ON LIVAPLEX. HE IS ON HEALTHY DIET ALWAYS HAS BEEN BUT CANNOT FIND WHAT CAUSED THIS EXTREMELY HIGH NUMBER. HE IS A RESCUE AND PROBABLY NEVER HAD MUCH IN THE PAST.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ELSE YOU DID TO GET THE COUNT DOWN AND HOW LONG IT TOOK? I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP. I AM SO UPSET I THOUGHT IT WAS MONDAY AND WENT TO WORK. MY VET TELLS ME THAT I HAVE TO STOP WORRYING, EASIER SAID THEN DONE. YOU UNDERSTAND. PLEASE ANY WORDS OF WISDOM WOULD BE APPRECIATED....THANKS....JT

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Teeth cleaning can save lives
by: Rhea

Boy this go to show that cleaning your pets teeth can save lives in more than one way....I don't believe they draw blood here, but they may if they suspect something. I just took our Old cat Sylvester in to get his teeth done. We had to wait till we got our tax money back to get him done. Sylvester teeth had gotten loose and was cutting his gums, for a week before his teeth where to be removed we had him on antibiotics, but I was having to feed him by hand, I had to make all his food running cuz he couldn't chew. Long story short, removed all his back teeth and he is a new kitty, a 13 year old kitten! I can't believe how crappy he must of felt. But he is good know...

Take Care
Rhea
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