Question about seizures

A friend’s 16 week old hairless Chinese crested has had seizures. her vet, for some reason, refuses to do a bile enzyme test…only standard blood work. they are in the UK and I am in the US. when my CC had seizures, the liver was the first to be checked by my vet. do you think it’s a necessary test? thank you

 

Answer from Dr. Gaylord Brown:
All seizing dogs should have lab work to rule out metabolic problems that may cause seizures. The questions of specific tests are determined by the findings at the time of exam and the initial screening profile. Total bilirubin is generally included in this initial screen. Pre and post eating bile acids may be indicated if there is any question of liver disease.

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