Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures
Rated for: German Shepherd Dog
Posted Feb. 11, 2018
Though gastroduodenal ulcers don't cause changes in blood chemistry in most cases, there are some underlying causes which do.
Uremia (elevated blood Urea) is one of the most prominent causes of gastric ulceration, liver disease is another important predisposing factor. Both liver and kidney disease which cause these issues can go unnoticed when they're in chronic form, before they cause damage to gastric mucosa and subsequent ulceration. Vomiting is usually the first symptom owners do notice in cases of chronic kidney and liver disease.
One change in blood chemistry that can be conesnquence of ulceration is low blood albumine, though this mostly related to inflammatory bowel disease and protein losing enteropathies, common part of these diseases are ulcerations in stomach and gut.