Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Hello - and as you are finding out, tests to get numbers are only part of the process. Another part of the process is using those data to make decisions relevant to the patient in front of them - and thats where your vet comes in. You say very little of your vet - what is their opinion of the matter? - They know both the dog and the situation at hand. A single injection of certain medications for example, or perhaps exposure to certain moulds from sniffing leaf-litter in the woods, or even growth in a young dog, or exposure to certain supplements, might account for the mild elevations in liver enzymes seen here. Sometimes I would expect ALT to increase two-fold before I considered an elevation to be significant, for example. Teddy is also potentially still growing which may have an impact on the 'normal' levels for his age. For this reason, I do feel that his own qualified veterinary surgeon, with or without the input of a clinical pathologist, should interpret these results which may turn out to be less concerning than they appear. If your vet is concerned, they may suggest that you simply monitor for now, or they might wish to take biopsies or ultrasound the liver.