Recent Veterinary News

Latest posts from Dr. Marie's blog...

Chart: Normal blood values for dogs.

If you find this information useful, please spread the word by sharing this on Facebook with your friends or Tweeting this article.

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.



Search Ask A Vet Question:

ask a vet for free

Popular questions...

Lump on cat's abdomen. My cat has a round, hard spot in her stomach. It has a red dot in the center It... (7811 views)

My dog is deaf. Almost total deaf within the last 3 months. 14 yr. old english pointer. Female. In... (4715 views)

Healthy cat died suddenly. Why did my cat die? I came home from work today to find that my cat had died. I... (15522 views)

Dark sticky diarrhea. My 14yr old poodle has diarrhea and an upset stomach (he keeps eating grass in the... (10680 views)

Hair loss on a boxer. I've had Kizzie for two years. She's a vibrant and playful dog. Recently, I've... (10040 views)

Bleeding from penis won't stop. I have a british bulldog who began bleeding from his penis a week ago. Took him to... (33197 views)

Black spot on tongue. Hi, I have an 10 year old mutt, and she's never eaten dog food, for 10 years I've... (7003 views)

Restraint of dogs. Hi, I am currently filling out a university application for vet science at the... (6105 views)

Possibly hip dysplasia. Dear Dr. Marie, I recently had to put my dog down as he was only two and a half... (4685 views)

Getting a second dog. We have allowed Kiba (our dog) to sleep in our room at night as when we first got... (5710 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.