Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mika's bloodwork results

Got Mika's results back today. Here are the most significant results:

Free T4: 22.9 (normal range 7.7-47.6), fine. This is the biggest reason that I got Mika tested, although I'm wondering if I should do the other tests in the thyroid panel (T3, T4, free T3, and TgAA).

ALT: 18 (normal range 24-141), vet recommended a homeopathic remedy called Genestra (Seroyal) for the adrenal glands.

Vitamin E: deficiency, vet recommended multi-vitamin by Rx Essentials.

Selenium: deficiency, multi-vitamin applies as well. Our vet said that it was interesting that I'd been concerned about Mika's thinning coat, since selenium is essential for coat and skin health, and Mika is deficient, so....Hmm.

All in all, the vet said that Mika is very very healthy for a Miniature Schnauzer of her age (6.5 years old, 7 in October), as she sees many schnauzers in her practice who have several health problems.


  1. Well, glad things were looking normal although you always have to wonder about just a T4....but luckily that was sort of in the middle of that range-I wonder why she was deficient in Vit E, and Selenium what do you feed? I give multivit.to my dog also-- feeding raw I always worry maybe I am missing something so figure I better cover my bases.

  2. We love good news, so you have made our day.

  3. Kathy -- I feed Tollden Farms raw, often supplementing with extra meat, which the dogs don't mind at all! :) Thanks for the comments!

  4. That's a very good report!!! Yay for Mika!!!

  5. super!!! :D

    Happy sunny Kissslobbers
    El'bow & Hauwii

  6. Glad to know Mika got a good report!

  7. I am glad her thyroid came back "normal." Hopefully the supplementing and remedy will help her.

  8. Glad to hear that you received a good report from the vet. :)