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I have a 7 year old bitch with Copper Storage disease - I always do a full bloodwork panel at age two, and so caught her liver disease very early. We had a biopsy done at age 3 and it was positively diagnosed as copper storage. She gets Denemarin every day and I do half kibble - not RX but the closest to it with a super high quality diet - and half fresh food. I feed her a cup of Annamaet Aqualuk (fish based) morning and night, in the AM she gets 2 eggs (fried, scrambled or hard boiled) plain full fat yogurt, and fresh fruit (usually berries). In the PM she gets 2 eggs again, full fat cottage cheese, and some veggies. The liver RX kibbles are based on eggs... so that is why I feed her 4 eggs a day.
Her liver numbers have slowly risen, but she still shows no sign of the disease..... so we are doing something right.
My Jezebel is from my last litter - her parents were fully health tested. There is just no guarantee in this breed. It did come out later that there was some liver disease on the fathers side, but it happens and I certainly don't blame his breeder. My Jezebel is the reason that nothing from that litter was bred.

Jezebel is a beautiful girl - you would never know that she has liver disease. (pictures from last summer)
Jezebel spring 2018 by Mary Jo Ansel, on FlickrJezebel Summer 2018 by Mary Jo Ansel, on Flickr

Mary Jo Ansel

AKC GRCH/UKC CH Fitzmar's Command A Minute CGC "Harvard"
Fitzmar's Victory Hop Devil RN CGC "Jezebel"
Jalyn One Moment Please "Mabel"
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