Friday, August 12, 2011

Bella's Slightly Elevated Liver Test.

It was time for Bella to go to the Vet to get her yearly shots, etc....and weighing in at a whopping 4 pounds, she was shaking and terribly upset. Bella doesn't like being somewhere other than home. She got her shot that counteracts any allergic reaction and it seemed like we were in there waiting for a very long time. Blood work came back and the dr. was explaining her results, and suddenly she told me that Bella's liver level was a little bit elevated. I was shocked. Bella always eats well, plays hard and has a beautifully shiny coat. Dr. asked me if she eats people food, and I said no, except for an occasional bit of chicken, and then she wanted to know about her food. I pay top dollar for the dog food, which is supposed to be good food. She prescribed some Hills Science Diet LD for her. I bought 2 cans, of which was dry and yucky looking. Bella doesn't seem to like it well and I mixed it with her regular food and she has eat some of it. The dry bag of food sells for 55.00 but it's nearly a 20 pound bag and my 4 pound chi is NOT going to eat it all. So, now I am on the hunt for the smallest bag. Seems there's nothing even close to it anywhere(other brands). I am now wondering if there is anything that might cause a slightly elevated liver level. No other tell-tale signs of trouble. Anybody with any answers out there?  I would love to hear from you, if you do.

1 comment:

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Little bit elevated - how elevated was it? I think you should call for a copy of the test results and do some research. When they told me that Lilibell's was elevated and what it could possibly mean, it sent me into a panic!! They were talking about all kinds of testing and what not. I asked for a copy of the test results, which showed they were slightly elevated, did my own research, and started taking control of the situation. But the stupid vet still had her go through an ultrasound, sent us off to see a specialist (who, after looking at her chart, gave me the impression that he was wondering why we were there in the first place!!), and finally, after a month of taking Denamarin, her results were close to normal and she was able to get spayed. Needless to say, this, and other reasons too, made me switch them to a holistic vet. But I can go into more detail if you'd like, just contact me at the email I gave you before!

P.S. NO HILL'S SCIENCE DIET, PLEASE!!!!!! Bad food, very, very bad food, lol!