|Barked: Thu Oct 24, '13 11:30am PST |
|Interesting thread. Farley is 7 and a half now, and he's been raw fed since he was 2 years old.
He had his first fasted blood panel when he was 6. It came back with everything totally normal except for elevated BUN, which I wasn't too worried about since raw fed dogs tend to run a higher BUN, and his Creatinine was fine and he was acting normal and healthy otherwise (although I'm sure he was fairly dehydrated when the blood was drawn because we had some intense exercise right before the appointment so he'd be more chilled-out during the visit).
A year and a half later (almost 2 months ago) he had another blood panel and it came back normal BUN, and everything else was normal except for elevated ALT, which the vet didn't even worry about. It wasn't very elevated, though. Maybe 10-20 units over the reference number. He didn't even really say anything about it, and he knows Farley is raw fed. We even asked if we should get a re-test to check the ALT in a month or so, and the vet said it wasn't necessary.
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