Need a good diet suggestion for 2 lb Maltese with elevated ALT

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    I am wondering if anyone can provide me with ideas for a good, balanced diet (needs to also be highly palatable) for my 3 yo, 2 lb maltese? I do human cosmetic dentistry and am well aware of the effects of periodontal disease, so I have her teeth cleaned by a veterinary dental specialist (Dr. Blazejewski… the BEST out there in PA!) once every 6 mos. This time, her pre-anesthesia blood work came back with an ALT of 416. Instead of the prophy, Dr. B did a bile acid test, which also came back high (82.4/84.3) We have an ultrasound scheduled for this Friday (2/8) and the radiologist assures me that he will absolutely be able to visualize or r/o each of the potential causes. In the mean time, I would like to switch her over to a diet that will better support her liver. I am finding so many suggestions out there, mainly fresh but also including the Hills l/d prescription diet that our local vet recommended. After researching it though, I am very hesitant to even try that! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Dr. Jeff Feinman

    Sorry for the slow reply. It would be very helpful to know what the ultrasound revealed (if anything).

    Prior to the last ALT, was she exposed to anything different than usual? New cleaning products, paint fumes, carpet/bed, etc.

    Dr. Jeff

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