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Chart: Normal blood values for dogs.

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Test Normal Range
(US Units)
Normal Range
(Canadian Units)
Alanine Transaminase (ALT) 5-95 u/L 5-95 IU/L
Albumin (ALB) 3.1-4.3 g/dL 31-43 g/L
Albumin/Globulin ratio (A/G ratio) 0.8-1.7 0.8-1.7
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP or ALKP) 24-141 u/L 24-141 IU/L
Amylase (AMYL) 150-1350 u/L g/dL 150-1350 IU/L
Aspartate Trasaminase (AST) 5-71 u/L 5-71 IU/L
Bilirubin, Total (TBIL) 0-0.3mg/dL 0-5.0 umol/L
Calcium (Ca++) 8.8-12 mg/dL 2.2-3.0 mmol/L
Chloride (Cl-) 107-123 mEq/L 107-123 mmol/L
Cholesterol (CHOL) 115-383 mg/dL 3.0-9.9 mmol/L
Creatine Kinase (CK) 5-235 u/L 5-235 IU/L
Creatinine (CREA) 0.34-1.6 mg/dL 30-140 umol/L
Gamma GT (GGT) 0-6 u/L 0-6 IU/L
Globulin (Glob) 1.8-3.9 g/dL 18-39 g/L
Glucose (GLU) 65-127 mg/dL 3.6-7.0 mmol/L
Lipase (LIPA) 0-900 u/L 0-900 IU/L
Magnesium (Mg) 1.4-2.0 mEq/L 0.7-1.0 mmol/L
Phosphorus (P) 2.5-6.8 0.8-2.2 mmol/L
Potassium (K+) 3.9-5.7 mEq/L 3.9-5.7 mmol/L
Sodium (Na+) 143-155 mEq/L 143-155 mmol/L
Sodium (Na+) 143-155 mEq/L 143-155 mmol/L
Total Protein (TP) 5.4 - 7.5 g/dL 54-75 g/L
Sodium/Potassium ratio 25-40 25-40
Urea (BUN) 8.4-28 mg/dL 3.0-10.0 mmol/L

Note! This page is for information only and not meant to diagnose or treat your pet. If your pet ate one of the above foods and you are unsure of whether to be concerned, please call your veterinarian!

These are suggested reference values. In many cases a dog can have a value higher or lower than the reference value and still be considered normal.



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