What do high liver enzymes mean in a dog?

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Elevated liver enzymes indicate inflammation and damage to liver cells.

In humans, Elevated liver enzymes is commonly associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol.

In dogs, the liver enzymes can be affected from constant exposure to toxins as well as disease.

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Elevated liver enzymes indicate inflammation and damage to liver cells.

In humans, elevated liver enzymes is commonly associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol.

In dogs, the liver enzymes can be affected from constant exposure to toxins as well as disease.

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But in terms of big categories, causes of increased ALP can be hepatic disease such as nodular hyperplasia (a very common, completely benign cause of increased ALP in older dogs), vacuolar hepatopathy (common with Cushing's disease), toxins, chronic hepatitis, neoplasia, biliary tract disease (such as a gallbladder

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But in terms of big categories, causes of increased ALP can be hepatic disease such as nodular hyperplasia (a very common, completely benign cause of increased ALP in older dogs), vacuolar hepatopathy (common with Cushing's disease), toxins, chronic hepatitis, neoplasia, biliary tract disease (such as a gallbladder

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But in terms of big categories, causes of increased ALP can be hepatic disease such as nodular hyperplasia (a very common, completely benign cause of increased ALP in older dogs), vacuolar hepatopathy (common with Cushing's disease), toxins, chronic hepatitis, neoplasia, biliary tract disease (such as a gallbladder

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Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include: Alcoholic hepatitis (severe liver inflammation caused by excessive alcohol consumption) Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder) Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten)

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Canine liver enzymes—so many questions! Sometimes increased serum liver enzyme activities occur because the patient does have primary hepatobiliary disease, but sometimes they are secondary to extrahepatic disease.

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In a pet with diarrhea, some changes that could be seen on a serum biochemistry profile include: Abnormally high levels of liver enzymes.

These changes are associated with liver damage or dysfunction and could explain a pet's diarrhea.

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