I have an 8 month old shih-tzu that I brought in to have spayed in August. I had optional blood work done and her liver levels were high and they said they couldn't spay her. I am curious why, because after several more blood works, they said we could do a liver biopsy, which means they would have put her out. I was just interested in another opinion. They had mentioned liver shunts, but she is A-symptionmatic at this time. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Your pet should have a bile acids test done before a liver bx. This should give the Dr. an idea if your pet has a liver shunt. Ususally the post bile acids is above 100 and this is mostly diagnostic. A ultrasound should follow. A live bx should be the last resort. You should get a second opinion from another dr who can look at all the work already done. good luck, vetcare