Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mario's Problem

Mario has a medical problem and we don't know what it is.  As a brief history, Mario came to us March 2012 as a foster from Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue.  We had had Mario for almost 9 months with no one interested in adopting him. Then, on FaceBook,  someone was asking about him.  Our family realized that Mario was a part of our family and would be staying with us permanently!!  So as a foster dog, he came with little history and was 5 years old. He's a wonderful dog, loving, sweet but of course, is not perfect.  Everyone who meets him loves him!!!!!

We first noticed that his urine was killing everything he peed on....
then he started peeing often and a lot.  And he drinks a lot of water.
After a short time of doing this, off to the vet we went. Initial blood and urine gotten directly from the bladder was sent off to the lab.

In the meantime, our wonderful vet gave us a list of 25 possible things that can cause Polyuria/Polydipsia ....PU/PD, (peeing a lot and drinking a lot). 

The initial results came back negative except for one item.  His urine was listed as very low dilated at 1.003.  The vet was able to cross of  about half of the items on the list.  Our vet admitted that she has not seen a lot of PU/PD with Mario's results but studied and conferred with her associates.  

So there are 4 things she would like do:

1. Urine culture
2. Modified water deprivation test 
3. Abdominal ultrasound 
4. test the adrenal gland (can't read my writing for the test name)

#1 is being done now
#2 is probably going to be done Monday AM

Depending on the outcome of 1 and 2, then 3 and 4 will be considered. 

Soooo, has anyone out there in Blogland ever had experience with this?

Oh, and #20 and #21 on list of 25 things it might be are behavior related, which it could be as well, meaning:

"I drink a lot because I like it or I engage in activities that promote it, but that doesn't mean I'm sick".  I hope it's one of these.

Mario does not show any other signs of illness.  I've had him on a diet over the last 7 months.  He's down from 35 lbs to 29.1!  

Anyway, sorry for the long post, just looking for input!

Kathy aka Hu-mom


The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Mario!
I hope you feel better. George had a UTI this past year...but that is about all we can say that is remotely close to what you are going through. Wesa hope it is just because you are an active boy who likes his water that you are drinking and peeing a lot.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sorry we can't give any input on this. Hope you can figure it out.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We hope your Pee Shooter gets better SOON Mario. Please keep up posted on it.

Payton's mom said...

Aww, Mario! Whatever it is I hope the vet fixes you up soon!
Has bladder stones, crystals, or UTI been eliminated? The other thing I would think of is maybe diabetis. But with all the tests, it seems like your vet has thought of everything.

Kari in Alaska said...

We have no advice but lots of love to send

Stop on by for a visit

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Poor Mario. I would guess that if the urine killing everything he pees on is a new thing, it's probably not behavioral. Hopefully, it's something easily (and cheaply) treatable. Diabetes was what came to mind first, but not sure that would cause the plant killing.

Feel better soon, Mario!

stellaroselong said...

We don't know but we sure hopes everything turns out just great for you mario...sounds like you momma is right on top of it!
stella rose

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Minnie, Mack, Mario and Hu-Mom!
Poor Mario, how strange that everything that he pee's on gets killed, he must have some strong pee-pees there! Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxx

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