We had a full blood panel workup done on the C-Man last week. The trainer had some concerns about his extremely high food motivation (beyond normal even for a lab, she said). So they checked thyroid, liver, kidney, etc. Everything was normal, not even on the low end of normal, just normal. Except he had some white blood cells in his urine, a low grade UTI the vet said. Clarence hasn't been peeing more than normal and seems fine otherwise. He said to bring him back in 10 days for a recheck, not meds needed yet. He also said it's rare for a male to have a UTI. DH and I were a little perplexed. Then we realized what it's from--Clarence likes to have "private time" with his dog bed when he's bored. We've seen his "lipstick" irritated from this activity before. I'm sure that's what it's from. Will let the vet know our theory next week when we take him back.
Leigh, Clarence and Fitzgerald
LMAO....sorry...Hope Clarence is all better soon!
I have to laugh at Clarence's choice of activities when he's bored, but I do hope his UTI will clear up fast!
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Damn the lack of opposable thumbs.
but I'm really interested in the food drive thing .. I have dogs who will do literally anything for a piece of kibble .. and dogs who will do nothing for a bit of liver .. can you explain how food drive can be too high?
thinking away here - wondering if Sally is sick - though her panels are always normal
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
LOL Oh boy, Clarence. Sounds like your "preferences" got ya in trouble!
You are right - most of the UTIs I've ever heard of a dog having have been females!
Simon had a UTI when we brought him home (7 months). He was having accidents in the house, and we cracked it up to lack of potty training.
I'm wondering about the high food drive too. Like, Angus will do anything for food. When he was a puppy, he used to act as though he was starving and hadn't eaten in months. If you are holding a treat, he has laser-like focus and cannot be distracted even by a four month old puppy jumping on top of his head (I found this out recently, to my great amusement). I wonder what kind of dog your trainer has? Something not food-motivated, I'm guessing? :P