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Liver
03-24-2016, 11:18 PM,
#1
Heart  Liver
Anyone help.... My 2 year old Yorkie about 1 week ago just started acting weird. She vomited a few times a day, acted more quiet than usual, then the next day acted fine. Then vomit again after eating. Would go from acting fine to acting weird. Took her to vet and had blood tests, showing off the chart liver levels, one I think ALT over 2,000. They mentioned possible 
Liver shunt. Called in specialist, did ultrasound no liver shunt, normal blood flow, normal liver size.  They questioned she ate something toxic.  She has not been around anything at all.  She is always in the house, pee pad trained.  I am at a loss. They put her on Iv fluids, antibiotic, SAMe . The next day  more blood work and still no change in the levels . Next is biopsy and that is just diagnosis so  they pretty much told me to take her home and give medication and see what happens. She is eating and drinking, keeping it down. Return on Monday.for more blood work.  Is there any hope. So scared she is barking and acting pretty normal.any one else have an idea or experience this..
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03-25-2016, 01:02 PM,
#2
RE: Liver
(03-24-2016, 11:18 PM)Jodbug Wrote: Anyone help.... My 2 year old Yorkie about 1 week ago just started acting weird. She vomited a few times a day, acted more quiet than usual, then the next day acted fine. Then vomit again after eating. Would go from acting fine to acting weird. Took her to vet and had blood tests, showing off the chart liver levels, one I think ALT over 2,000. They mentioned possible 
Liver shunt. Called in specialist, did ultrasound no liver shunt, normal blood flow, normal liver size.  They questioned she ate something toxic.  She has not been around anything at all.  She is always in the house, pee pad trained.  I am at a loss. They put her on Iv fluids, antibiotic, SAMe . The next day  more blood work and still no change in the levels . Next is biopsy and that is just diagnosis so  they pretty much told me to take her home and give medication and see what happens. She is eating and drinking, keeping it down. Return on Monday.for more blood work.  Is there any hope. So scared she is barking and acting pretty normal.any one else have an idea or experience this..

Your dog is very young, so first thing that comes to mind is perhaps eating something toxic. I know you say she has not been around anything at all, but sometimes things happen without us being aware of it. Could you have a dropped a pill? Could she have licked something? Products that are toxic to the liver include some chemicals and pesticides, some plants and fungi, the sweetener xylitol (often used in sugar free products)  High ALT is suggestive that there has been some damage to the liver cells causing ALT to leak out and become detectable in the blood test. However, that seems very high, maybe it was the ALKP?
Has your vet suggested any dietary management? Dr Jean Dodds offers a liver support recipe which is listed on this website. Perhaps worth asking your vet if this could help.
http://bestpethomeremedies.com/dog-liver-home-remedies/
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03-25-2016, 01:44 PM,
#3
RE: Liver
The biopsy should be able to give some clues. High levels of ALT  may be caused by many things including trauma, toxins, bacterial infections, blood clots, low blood pressure, portosystemic shunts, bile duct blockages, pancreatitis and much more. High levels of ALKP though may be caused by blockage in bile flow due to problems in the liver, the bile ducts, the gallbladder or the intestine. I hope the bloodwork on Monday shows lowered valuers.
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