Elevated Liver Enzymes

by Gail Schwenker Mayer
(New London, CT)

Our Coton, a two year old male 11kb 4 oz, was recently diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes. The vet prescribed a three week course of antibiotics after which his enzyme level was even higher.


Does anyone have any experience with this? If so, I would appreciate any advice or insight that you can share. Needless to say we are extremely concerned.




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Dec 18, 2018
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Elevated liver enzymes NEW
by: Anonymous

Which enzymes? ALP, GGT, ALT? Did they request an ultrasound to see if there is a bile duct blockage? Is your pup on steroids for anything? Does he have GI issues?
My Cally had pancreatitis and IBD, and his liver enzymes kept creeping up, eventually staying really, really high. His ALP/ALKP remained very high for his last few years. This is the least worrisome one according to my vets. GGT is more of an indicator if it's not a one time elevation (also according to my vet). My vet prescribed, and people swear by, the supplement Denamarin. Unfortunately Cal's GI tract wouldn't tolerate it and he threw it up 100% of the time, but it's worth a shot. He also had iatrogenic cushings, which is why I asked about steroids. Immune mediated diseases wreak havok on the system and organs, as well as medications, and with Cal it was a combo of things. Cal was on royal canin rabbit potato prescription food, I don't know if that factored in but it worked well with his GI tract.

Dec 17, 2018
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High liver enzymes
by: Anonymous

My 8 year old was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
She has elevated liver enzymes. She is on RX dog food
Denamarin and Ursodiol.
She is doing much better, but will probably need to
continue on this program with regular check ups.

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