Why Is My Dog's AST Level Abnormal ?
Why Is My Cat's AST Level Abnormal ?
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AST or SGOT
All infectious, toxic, metabolic and cancerous diseases that can affect your dog or cat’s liver can cause your pet's AST blood levels to rise.
When ALT levels in the same blood sample are normal, red blood cell destruction are common causes for high AST readings. Muscle damage due to severe exertion or trauma and congestive heart failure can also be responsible for elevated AST reading in dogs and cats.
AST levels go up occasionally as the result of local reaction to vaccinations and intra muscular injections of all kinds.
Hemolized blood samples can also cause falsely high
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