Monday, April 29, 2013
Anybody know anything about Elevated liver levels?
Not much time so I will get to the point.
Utah, my 28 month old golden retriever has epilepsy.
He is on a large dose of Zonisamide and Phenobarbitol to control his seizures.
GREAT news is that tomorrow will be 6 weeks since his last seizure. That is HUGE. Since September 2012 he has not gone over 5 weeks without a seizure.
His liver enzyme levels are high.
ATL = 606 - Normal (8.2 to 100)
Rises quickly after liver problems begin
AST = 77 - Normal (5 to 55)
Less liver specific test
ALKP = 224 - Normal (10.6 to 101)
another site shows (23 to 212)
Bilirubin = .2 - Normal (.1 to .6)
His Phenobarbitol levels are high as well. We are VERY gradually lowering the dosage. He will get more blood work done on May 16th.
The only thing I have found on the internet so far is about Mike Thistle. It shows as helping with high liver levels in people and dogs I think.
He is already on dog food with no preservatives and such... BLUE Wilderness. And His treats are no preservatives either. He usually gets carrots and now green beans as treats.
Any thoughts, input you might have is greatly appreciated.