High liver enzymes in dogs may be a sign of serious liver toxicity, according to PetMD. If left without treatment, liver toxicity in dogs can cause health issues.
Swollen or damaged liver cells secrete elevated amounts of enzymes that can be detected by a blood test. An increased number of liver enzymes in testing indicates swelling or damage to the organ, notes Mayo Clinic.
Causes of high liver enzymes include statin drugs, alcohol consumption, obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and over-the-counter pain medications, according to Mayo Clinic. Less common causes of elevated liver enzy...
Pacing is a sign of anxiety, liver abnormalities, Cushing's disease, cognitive dysfunction or brain tumors in older dogs, states The Nest. All these conditions require a professional, veterinary diagnosis. However, many ...
High liver enzymes could mean that there is damage or inflammation in the cells of the liver. The elevation can be acute, meaning a sudden injury to the cells, or chronic, indicating there is continuous damage to the liv...
High calcium levels in dogs, or hypercalcemia, is caused by conditions such as cancer, kidney failure, vitamin D poisoning, aluminum toxicity and diseases that cause bone deterioration, according to PetMD. Other causes i...
Canine euthanasia completed in a two-step process includes administration of a sedative or anesthetic followed by an injection of a barbiturate, according to PetMD. The medication used varies.