Tuesday, October 10, 2023

What Helped Gracie's Elevated Liver Enzymes?

 "Sharing this because perhaps it could help another dog. A few years ago Gracie's blood work came back showing that she had an elevated liver enzyme above 190. The normal range is 12-118. The doctor prescribed me the normal horse size pill for liver support that many dogs take and she said she would need to take it for the rest of her life, it wouldn't lower it, but it MIGHT help it from rising. I tried the medicine for 3 months when my intuition was telling me it wasn't the right thing to do. WE ran another panel of bloodwork and it had gone up a few points. I threw the medicine out.

I dove into plant-based medicinal research and came across Ask Ariel's Liver Support for dogs. I wanted something with human-grade ingredients and no fillers. I decided to try Ask Ariel's because it had a blend of natural lipotrophic (breakdown fat to prevent accumulation in the liver) nutrients, combined with methyl donors and herbs that are scientifically proven to support healthy bile flow and liver function. I saw a significant decrease in her liver enzyme count and it continued to do so. A year ago I made sure that both Gracie and Freyja only had access to spring water. Not "purified", not tap, not Brita, etc.

Her vet excitedly showed me today that her levels are now at a healthy 111. The vet was surprised because she said you don't see results like that and especially not on an elderly dog. I think a spring fed water source and mother nature's ingredients is what healed her liver. Healthy food as well I am sure. I know a lot of people who have lost dogs to liver disease. I share this as something that I can say actually worked." - Jennie, Massachusetts