Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Do you know how elevated the globulin is? Do you know if your vet has requested additional testing, protein electrophoresis specifically?
No do not know how elevated the globin level is it just flagged up red but not to far into the scale
Definitely finding out how high and requesting this additional test is critical
It can give an idea of the underlying cause and how best to proceed, including diagnostics and treatment
Elevated globulins to that extent should be subjected to immunoelectrophoresis - testing to see if the hyperglobulinemia is polyclonal or monoclonal. Polyclonal gammopathies suggest persistent antigenic stimulation and inflammation secondary to infectious diseases (chronic bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, rickettsial, or parasitic disorders), neoplasia, or immune-mediated disease
CLICK HERE for a full description of the possibilities although it is more in medical jargon so might be difficult to translate
She also suffers from an atrified pancreas but is not diabetic but requires lapex to digest food
Unfortunately she is a German Shepherd and this is a very common issue with the breed
But it should not cause an elevation in globulins and really should be tested further to get you more answers and how best to treat Kaiya before she becomes more clinical
I have had a few cases similar to Kaiya, one the past few weeks and know that this process can be difficult
The cost is moderate, similar to regular bloodwork but can be very helpful in getting you answers as far as causes
The vet said it may indicate cancer of some description
Yes that is the case
That is what the further testing will help determine
And if so there are treatments but the diagnosis needs to be made first and foremost
the vet suggested it may indicate cancer
Yes I understand
Are you able to open the link I included above?
Are you able to view my responses?
Thanks for your help. Will return to vet for more tests
Great, please let me know how else I can assist you today
Have printed your clinical explanation thanks