Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby GusBus » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:45 pm

:pray Were hoping all turns out well for Sheba over here... I hate that everything is so expensive in CA, but you cant really but a price on our pets or peace of mind so everyone pays it. Keep us updated and once again were hoping for the best.

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby pblove » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:41 pm

Siberian wrote:so, we are back and $400 lighter :eek: They going to do blood and two tipes of urine tests. Doctor thinks it might be just UTI, and that she is too young to have kidney failure. I pray that he is right, but her symptoms (aside from the excessive thirst and wacky peeing pattern) do not match a UTI infection at all :( He is going to call me tomorrow with test results for some and few days later for other tests. Also, 2 weeks ago I weighted Sheba, and she was 46 pounds. Today she was 50.5 pounds. That's a pretty big jump. Doctor didn't know what to make out of it, but hopefully it is nothing bad. Only one comforting thought is that her appetite is normal.

vets are high here too
here is breakdown for what vet would have charged me here, prices really went up since last summer
$150. CBC (full blood panel)
40. Urine Specific Gravity
145. sterile urine culture(where they go into bladder with needle and pull urine)
40. office visit
how old is Sheba?

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Maryellen » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:13 pm

prayers here for Sheba.. hoping its just a UTI..

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:55 pm

Sharon, add about $50 to each test. Office was $50. Oh they gave me two weeks of antibiotics Baytril

Sheba is going to be 6 years old, she was born in 2004. I gave her a birth date of February 14th.

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:14 pm

No word from the vet yet, but I looked at the invoice they gave me yesterday.... I was wrong, Sheba is not 50.5 pounds, she is 51.8. That's from 46 pounds 2 weeks ago. WTH?

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby GusBus » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:23 pm

Theres a possibility the scales are off - yours or the vets. I know at the vets since they get so much use they have to be calibrated every so often. Have you tried weighing her yourself on whatever scale you used before?

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:34 pm

GusBus, good idea. I will take her to the same place I took her two weeks ago.

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:01 pm

So, I asked my husband to weight her at the place that we went two weeks ago - based on their scale she is 49 pounds. So, she gained 3 pounds in 2 weeks.

On the subject:

I talked to the vet. He has blood work back and one urine test, still waiting on the culture test. He said that she is clear of Cushings and diabetes, but her kidney enzymes are mildly elevated. Gravity is in the middle (so it is neither concentrated, nor diluted?), and all and all he thinks this might be early stages of kidney disease. I asked him to fax me the records, so I can scan them, if anyone who knows how to read it can look at it?

Culture test will tell him if there is UTI, and he wants me to retest after a month, to see if antibiotics made a difference.

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby pblove » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:15 pm

sending a pm now

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby FransterDoo » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:45 pm

Is it time for a specialist?

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:49 pm

Got it. Lots to read, and thank you.

I got her records. BUN is 40, and BUN to creatinine ratio is 29. Both are too high.
Protein is 7, Globulin is 3.4 These are within range, but one more point over, and it would be high.

Urine specific gravity: 1.013 (Low).

Praying to god there is still a chance for UTI.

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby mtlu » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:18 pm

Try not to freak out (I know you are) :hug:
Oh, you'll be getting the Dr Pitcairn's book for xmas...

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby Siberian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:28 pm

dude, YOU have hard time reading it lol

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby FransterDoo » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:36 pm

loved this website when we had Elroy and Ruby:

http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html

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Re: Can raw diet cause dog drink excessively?

Postby pblove » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:49 pm

FransterDoo wrote:loved this website when we had Elroy and Ruby:

http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html

Fransterr
I gave her that link and also strongly suggested she jon the yahoo kidney dog list too
The dogaware site was like my Bible when Pokie was in kidney failure and now that I have a cancer dog here back on there again


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