Saturday, June 29, 2013
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