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|02-14-2010, 05:20 AM||#1|
Ringo (1) and Lucy too!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: On the Edge of Glory
Lucy goes for her BAT re-test tomorrow
Please say a prayer or keep your fingers crossed for good numbers. Her numbers a month ago were 51 pre and 41 post.
Although my Vet refused to give her prescription dog food; I did find a Wellness brand with lower protein levels and cut out all protein treats.
I know this is wishful thinking . . . but I'm hoping that might be enough to bring her levels down to a normal level.
If not, she will be referred to Ohio State Univ for her spay and possible further testing. (After reading these forums I'm thinking biopsy as opposed to scintography).
Anyway, we'll see!
|02-14-2010, 05:38 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2007
I would not do biopsy as they will not treat your dog any differently if they biopsy and it is much more stresssful on dog and incision is larger and there will be no benefit to the dog.
If no symptoms and bats are below 100 I would not put the dog through this and just feed protein of 22% with no symptoms and 18% if symptoms
my dog had bats of 73, 54, and 26 on low protein diet of 18% and she is fine has gone under anesthesia twice with flying colors and ONLY eats low protein diet and she is on steroids with no issues so I would not put your dog through a biopsy just to say YEP IT IS MVD - you already know it is mvd if bats are over 25 and under 100 and they will always test higher than 25 if they have mvd
|02-14-2010, 05:57 AM||#3|
Donating YT 100K Club Member & Top YorkieTalk Poster!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: western KY
When Micah was at UT in dec 09 they run the scintography first to look for a shunt since there was not one showing they did a liver biospy the next week. his bat levels were in the upper 50's ...He is now on 2 medicines a day and low protein food good luck on your baby.
There is way to many furbabies with liver problems these days, it makes me
sick to my stomach every time i read about another one sick or dying
Betty & Micah my love + Yogi