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The type of scenario that you describe is not uncommon, and is generally referred to as pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO). There are many possible causes, and often in an individual case the cause is not found despite tests being done to try and find a cause. Certainly viral or bacterial infections can commonly cause PUO and would fit in with the findings in your dog. As she
is so young, and bounced back to good health so quickly, hopefully you have nothing to worry about now. This sort of thing is unpredictable, so it is impossible to guarantee that she will not get ill again. The liver has a great capacity for regeneration, so liver enzymes being raised for a short time certainly don't mean that there has been any significant detrimental
long term effect on the liver.You can basically treat your dog as normal now. If there is any recurrence of the symptoms in the future, more detailed investigations may need to be done. Jen Campbell MRCVS (Vet for PetPlanet)