42872Re: [FH] Elevated ALT
- Jul 27, 2011Hi Shelley,
One of my kitties did have an elevated ALT, about the same as yours, and it
turned out to be hyperthyroidism. Have you had the thyroid test done? As soon
as we had the I-131 treatment done, the ALT returned to normal.
HTH, wishing you and Jack the best,
From: s.theye <veery@...>
Sent: Wed, July 27, 2011 11:02:03 AM
Subject: [FH] Elevated ALT
I was hoping to get some opinions. Have any of your heart kitties had elevated
liver enzymes show up during routine blood work?
At my HCM kitty Jack's yearly echo this past June, they did blood work, and his
ALT was 240. I think the normal upper range is 100. We repeated blood work at
his regular vet's 3 weeks later and it had dropped to @ 200 I think, but still
above upper normal.
Jack's vet would like him to have an abdominal ultrasound, which I worry about
mainly because of the stress factor. She said it could be nothing or it could
be something, so I am not sure whether to put him through the stress of a
possible unnecessary procedure, or just wait and see if it goes back to normal
in a few months.
Anyone have any experience with this? Jack hates car rides and I think with
abdominal ultrasound he would have to be on his back....
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