Hello Everyone, About a month ago we adopted another corgi from some guy who could no longer take care of him. He is a very sweet boy who we call Banjo (I attached pictures because he is the cutest thing). I took him to the vet to get him fixed about two weeks after we got him, they did the initial blood test and it came back that his liver enzymes were very elivated (over double) so they didn't go ahead with the neuter.
Earlier this week he was back at the vet getting a bile test done, I got the results back and they were normal before eating but doubled after eating. The vet said it could be a number of things including shunts, liver damage, liver disease ect. We are going for an ultrasound soon so they can see what it might be. He is three this month so he isn't an older dog, I did notice he pants, drools, urinates excessively and drinks alot of water, from what I have read these are all signs of liver problems. He is also very tiny (about 22 pounds, my female corgi is way bigger framed than him) so my question is, has anyone elses dog had liver problems? What was the prognosis/treatment? What symptoms were they showing?
Alot of what i have been reading is scaring me that he will have to have surgery or there may not be anything we can do to fix it.. :(
Hi Alynne, my 4 year old corgi is going thru the same thing right now. Elevated ALT and bile acids higher than normal. Would you mind sharing your experience and letting me know how Banjo is doing?
We go for an ultrasound on 11/3....keeping my fingers crossed to pray that it is a best case scenario. The vet is leaning towards shunt, but U am still praying for a miracle.
By the way, Bentley is clinically healthy with no signs or symptoms of any health issues. Routine bloodwork was done because of infection of some kind, then showed elevated ALT. Looking for answers...thank you and hope Banjo is doing well.
I believe milk thistle is good for the liver. I remember asking my vet about it and he refered me to a website that sold a liver support vitamin that he said had given positive results to other clients allthough he couldn't garentee any of it since he practiced conventional medicine and some other stuff along those lines, but at least he recomended something. It's been a few years so I don't remeber the name and can't really say if it helped alot or not since his liver was allready pretty bad when I started giving them to him.
he is refusing to eat tonight :( and i feed them raw so usually I can't keep them from the food!! Thanks everyone for the advise though. We go on the 17th for an ultrasound!