I'm PooBean. We've adopted a standard poodle last May. I still pinch myself
to see if I really have this beautiful boy by my side!
Well, since we got him, we took him to the vet a couple of times for varying
reasons...but during summer, we were told that his ALT level was high...(was
almost at 300) But it was his initial test and so they kind of wanted to see
how it will be in few months...
Last December, he had his ALT checked again and it was still around the same
value...so they got him on the supplement to see if that would help.
(prescription supplement, something starts with M...can't remember...)
After few weeks of this temp treatment, he had blood work again and the vet
told us that his ALT actually went up!! This time, it is 544...
They are suggesting we need to do the vile-acid test and then ultrasound...
I am wondering...is this condition something that standards are prone to have?
Something to do with food or age??
Since he is my first standard poodle, I don't know what to expect...or do...
Oh he is 7 years old and weighs about 55 pounds...otherwise, very healthy...
(ALT value was the only abnormality they found...am not completely sure what
kind of blood work they did but...)
Any info/pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.