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Q. My Aussie Shepherd, 13y old has high readings on recent blood test. ALT (SGPT) is 254 ALK PHOSPHATASE IS 961. Vet review in am, what gives? LMH

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A. High ALT and ALK Phos values can indicate liver issues, however it is hard to make a determination without knowing if your dog has any symptoms or other underlying illnesses which would skew values. Viruses, systemic illness, organ damage and more may all cause increased values, and even stress or medication can sometimes artificially increase values. It is best to have your vet compare your dog's health history to the values to determine why they may be elevated, and to treat/recheck as recommended.

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