Veterinary Laboratory Reference Values
Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory
Washington State University

Values for bloodwork on puppies can differ from values for adults.
  When puppies on BARF have bloodwork done, if adult
values only are used to assess the results, the variance in the puppies might be  ascribed to the BARF diet, when the puppy is actually within the normal
puppy range. For information about puppy values vs adult values,
 I'll copy the table from WSU's lab here for the puppy and adult dog
bloodwork values. Not all of them differ from puppy to adult, but some do.
A point to keep in mind is that the sample size this data comes from is small.
  For dogs, it's from between 31 and 69 individuals. For puppies
unfortunatly the sample size is much smaller, 15. Another point to ponder
is the age of the sample puppies. I would guess that they were anywhere from
 neonatal to 1 year. I think that  looking at puppies seperately from adults
is a wonderful beginning, and that the most helpful thing would be to have
several age brackets for the puppies. Maybe that could be done somewhere
in the future. I had my puppies done twice, once immediatly after
weaning, and once several weeks later.  Immediatly after weaning,
 they had some higher values than they did at about 12 weeks of age.
That  may be the normal trend. Still, at 12 weeks, they had values of several
 things differing considerably from the normal adult range, but within
 the normal puppy range.  I'll put two asterisks to mark the values that
seem to have differences between adult and puppy values. These are values
for  in-house tests run at WSU, and may not transfer exactly the same way
  numerically to tests run at other labs. It's the trends for differences
    in puppy values that are important, not the absolute numbers.

Veterinary Laboratory Reference Values
Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory
Washington State University

                     Adult dogs              Puppies

Albumin--g/dl---2.5 to 3.8--------------2.1 to 3.0
ALT-----IU/L----21 to 67----------------15 to 25 **
Amylase-IU/L----369 to 997--------------332 to 593
Alk. Phos.-IU/L-14 to 72----------------109 to 251 **
AST---IU/L------21 to 51----------------19 to 27
Bile acids, fed,uml--< 15----------------< 0.2 **

BUN---mg/dl-----9 to 27-----------------5 to 11
Calcium--mg/dl--9 to 12-----------------10.1 to 11.7
Cholesterol-mg/dl--123 to 363-----------148 to 188 **
CK--IU/L--------61 to 360---------------211 to 397 **
Cl--mEq/L-------111 to 122--------------100 to 109 **

Creatinine--mg/dl--0.7 to 1.2-----------0.4 to 0.5 **
GGT---IU/L------< 9.0-------------------< 0.7 **
Globulin--g/dl--2.7 to 3.8--------------1.8 to 2.3 **
Glucose--mg/dl--70 to 117---------------114 to 132 **
K(potassium)mEq/l--4.4 to 5.3-----------4.6 to 5.5

Lipase--IU/L----77 to 397---------------90 to 451 **
Mg---mg/dl------1.7 to 2.5--------------1.6 to 2.2
Na(sodium)mEq/L-147 to 157--------------144 to 149
Pi--mg/dl-------3.3 to 6.0--------------8 to 10 **
Protein--g/dl---5.6 to 7.6--------------4.3 to 4.9 **


Copyright Rey and Yvonne McGehee 2000.