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Liver Problems - Tosca #352306
02/08/20 04:54 AM
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Here we go again. Toscaís health saga continues. frown For the last week and a half, sheís had trouble breathing in the evenings, along with a constant runny nose. (On top of the ongoing poop problems) She went to her regular Vet last Friday, was treated with 1 short-acting management dosage of (I believe) Cortisone for allergies, with the advice to give her Benedryl 2-3x daily.

Fast forward to last night, and Tosca was only still getting worse. She went to the E-Vet ASAP (couldnít drive on the snowy roads, so I had to wait until this morning - that was a rough night), and the conclusion after testing is that her heart & lungs are normal. Chest was clear of fluid. Itís her liver thatís enlarged, and enzymes are elevated (high is 125, hers was 175). I do wonder if the constant mucous-y diarrhea issues are at all related. confused Iím concerned it may be something to this extent, https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/endocrine/c_dg_inflamed_liver_tumor# or even a bile duct issue, but Iím no expert at reading bloodwork. In fact, I would say Iím slightly horrible at it lol.
*I will be attaching bloodwork to this thread as soon as I can pick it up. Or maybe see if they can email it to me.

Weíre going back to the specialist on Monday for Toscaís abdominal ultrasound, Cardiologist appointment is on the 18th, and the appointment with the Internal Medicine specialist is on the 26th. Iím severely impatient and will have my face glued to Google for the duration of the wait, so if anyone would be interested in indulging my research, wink Iíd love to hear your thoughts!

P.s. Iíll likely be starting a new thread in the holistic section, but wanted to throw this in here just in case. Iím hoping to add more holistic detox/diets to her treatment plan, and would likely be following the herbs recommended here, as well as adding Milk Thistle and maybe Sam-e. https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/care/how-to-detoxify-your-canine-naturally/ If anyone here has experience with holistic medicine, or could recommend a holistic/alternative Vet in the TN/KY area (Iím also willing to drive out of state) that would be amazing! Also curious, what alternatives might you guys use for Heartguard in the case where a liver is seemingly failing/not strong enough to handle it anymore? That, as well as the Royal Canin soaked (in hard city water) sheís eating are seriously freaking me out. frown I *will* be switching her to bottled water at the moment, but would also like to find a different diet (that she can handle) altogether.

please help


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RIP Kamahi (8/15/09-10/11/18) If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.
Re: Liver Problems - Tosca [Re: Kamahi] #352310
02/08/20 01:02 PM
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I have no experience of this, but just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and hoping Tosca improves until you guys can figure out what's going on and fix it!!!!!


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Re: Liver Problems - Tosca [Re: Kamahi] #352313
02/08/20 04:12 PM
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Kamahi, no experience. But when DeeDee had liver tox from a Med I was giving her I used the Milk Thistle. I also knew that Sam-e would be helpful also.


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Re: Liver Problems - Tosca [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #352324
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No experience here either, but wanted to let you know that I'm hoping for the best in your upcoming appointments. Keeping your little one in my thoughts and prayers.


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Re: Liver Problems - Tosca [Re: Kamahi] #352344
02/11/20 04:41 PM
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How did the ultrasound go? How does Tosca feel? Were you able to find the herbal approach people recommend?

I don't know anything about the liver-but I am interested in Tosca's health.

take care,
MJ

Re: Liver Problems - Tosca [Re: Kamahi] #352347
02/11/20 09:56 PM
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Oh dear. I hope the best for her!


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