A couple weeks ago I posted questions related to Oscar's recent Red Yeast issue, as well as stinky issues like breath and gas. Recently, I'd noticed changes in Oscar's behavior which were concerning only because they were outside his norm. Things like excessive drinking (although I hadn't noticed excessive urination), lethargy and being more clingy than normal. So, in an abundance of caution I took him to the vet. No infections were discovered, no blockages, fever or anything else indicating illness. Blood liver results indicated a slightly elevated AST and an even higher Alk Phosphatase (3x the highest normal level) as well as elevated cortisol (which may have been due to Oscar's anxiety level, being at the vet's office). Vet suggested an ultrasound and/or an all-day test to monitor cortisol to rule out Cushings disease. Due to Oscar's sensitivity to vet visits I tend to opt for whatever is the least traumatic, rather than rushing into additional testing. I'm considering supplementing a liver support preparation for the time being and am waiting to hear back from my vet on her approval. I'll get Oscar retested in a month or so. BTW, as to the Red Yeast, vet has perscribed ketoconazole. We'll see how well that works.
In the interim, I'm researching dog foods that might also help to support liver function. I've read that fish-based diets aren't the best due to seafood having possible toxins. Oscar's main dry food is fish based. Any suggestions?