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  1. Hi I just had a question for you. I would really like to hear what you guys have to say. My dog had a couple of very high Alk phos readings. They tested for Cushings and said she didnt have that, but could not tell what was makeing it so high. It was so high one time it wouldnt give a reading other times it was at 2,000. I know that sounds unbelievable but it was tested by 3 unconnected vets at different times. Please let me know what your thoughts are. Im very interested in what you have to say. I didnt know how else to contact you…

    • I assume you’re not giving any topical or oral steroids. What’s the GGTP level? Bilirubin? If you’re not giving exogenous steroids, a referral to an internist would be the next step. Thanks for reading, Dr. Randolph.

  2. Dr. Randolph, my dog, a pitbull boxer mix, has been having trouble walking for a little while now. It seems some days are better than others. I guess my biggest concern is that it came on all at once as opposed to a more gradual progression. He seemingly carries himself with mostly his front legs, although not all the time. His hind quarters have lost a noticeable amount of mass and seems to have “narrowed” up a fair amount. The veterinarian I took him to is thinking arthritis and has started him on a supplement, but doesn’t seem to be helping. I should also mention he was Lyme positive little over a month ago but has since completed his antibiotics. Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thanks, Andrew Cole

    • Andrew, it is not unusual for dogs afflicted with Lyme disease, and other tick-associated diseases, to have long-lasting effects. However, before zeroing in on that, ask your veterinarian to perform a minimum database, CBC, Chemistry Profile and Urinalysis, as well as X-rays of the hips and knees. You didn’t mention how old he is, but shifting weight from the rear to the front legs will certainly cause the problems you’ve described. It’s also possible he needs more than a supplement, or a different supplement. Let your pet’s doctor guide you. Best wishes, Dr. Randolph.

  3. Thank you so much for the information on the sebaceous cyst! It sounds very similar to what Crush (our cat) has. See you for Sunday school next week! Thanks again!

  4. Dr. Randolph, Thank you so much for your quick reply. Winston went to visit the veterinarian again today (I think he does it just for the treats) for his anal sacs and I showed the veterinarian the Tinkle Tonic information and she seemed to feel as you do, that it may work but let’s wait and get a clear idea if the antibiotics will work. She has ruled out diabetes, which is a relief. Luckily we have pet insurance (VPI) for Winston so that puts us at ease. Thanks again for your quick reply and Winston appreciates your second opinion as well!

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