An Older Dog With Elevated ALT Liver Values [Case Communication]

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Well, on the further testing thing, that’s up to ya’ll
There’s just no ‘easy’ test to illuminate an elevation in ALT, and he’s clinically strong. Without anything else on the bloodwork of concern. So that would be the reason I’d downplay it.

Testing repeated: Kind of ya’ll’s call too. I’d be curious in a month on Urso and with that span of time between his GI Ulcer issue and then – maybe things get MORE normal? Less normal?
Checking in a week would be academic – and if his numbers are changing on the 7 day basis I’d be surprised. But over a month it’s enough time I suppose, to see a trend. If you went 5-6 weeks, it’s all the same, really.
It has to do with how hard we even COULD chock the wheels on changes in ALT.

Nutrition.
Is the underpinning of all health.
Within the limitations of matter, and the precision of genetics.
But.
There are people (who are currently regarded as 100% heretical) who believe that *raw-diet-nutrition* is King.
I see the research <johnsonvet.com/notes-and-scribbles-re-raw-diet-research-2019/>and the way it fits into the real-life cases. (*Case I <johnsonvet.com/lunas-microbiome-report-from-animalbiome-com/>*)
And there’s a LOT to know about it. (Free online 191 page book <johnsonvet.com/rawdiet2019/>)
And I took the time to calculate to the calorie <johnsonvet.com/some-resources-i-will-use-for-raw-diet-research-2019/> and amino-acid how to make a balanced raw diet. To the ounce. Here’s the diet based on Flank Steak <johnsonvet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/RawDiet2019_XLS_III_flank_steak.pdf> and Here’s the diet on Beef heart <johnsonvet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/RawDiet2019_XLS.pdf>(Beef heart can be had at Mexican and Asian markets)
*Nutritional analysis <johnsonvet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Nutrition_Labels_For_Raw_Diet_2019.pdf>* on all diet components in the above

Some people would say that a dog eating raw food would be healthier and there’s evidence that supports that. But it’s a bloody business to get into. Not ‘easy’ feeding. Diarrhea could be a consequence, or not. Every dog’s different.

Thoughts?
Doc Johnson

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