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    UnhappyLibbys vet visit

    Well she does not have a UTI or any other kind of infection. The Vet is concerned about her kidneys because her urine is extremely diluted. Should have some more info in a few hours this morning. I also asked him to check her vulva. She does also have juvenile vulva, or and "innie" so we will definitely wait till after her first heat to spay. Other than that she is in perfect health. Everything else in her urinalysis was fine, and he could not feel any enlarged organs. Im so glad I found this forum Or I would have never taken her in this soon. (would have waited another week for her 3rd series)
    If you are a praying person, please pray it is something that can be manged easily and that is not too cost effective. Although we are dedicated to our pets and will do what is necessary, we are not wealthy by far and costly vet bills would be a tremendous strain on us.
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    Good luck. Hopefully she'll be okay



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    I'd ask the vet to do a urine culture. When the urine is very dilute it can be hard to tell if bacteria is present or not - a culture will tell you one way or another for sure. Bloodwork to check kidney function would be a good idea too. Good thoughts for you and your girl!

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    The vet did a urine culture at the first visit.
    The vet called yesterday and her blood work was absolutely perfect. He is still concerned about her urine being so dilute so we are taking another sample in tuesday and check it again. If it is still very diluted, we will go from there.
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    That's good news re: bloodwork! Hope you get answers soon.

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    Hope it is nothing to serious.
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    What time of day did you collect the urine??? It really needs to be in the morning so they can look at concentration. IF not, the next step is usually the cushing's test, which is not expensive. Been there, done that. With my girl years ago, she actually had HAD a UTI prior, more than likely, and it affected her kidneys, but after ~3-4 months we got total kidney function back. No treatment needed. I learned to monitor my own urine in the meantime... and still do if I have any concerns at all.

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    The appt. was not untill 450pm and per advise I took a fresh sample collected about 10 minutes before we left for the vet. She goes pee like every 2 hours at night so which time would I consider the first morning one?
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    Cali - Norwigien Forrest Cat - February '05
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    Liberty "Libby" - yellow lab - March '11

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbyrd21 View Post
    The appt. was not untill 450pm and per advise I took a fresh sample collected about 10 minutes before we left for the vet. She goes pee like every 2 hours at night so which time would I consider the first morning one?
    Let's hope that is your problem right there. I had told you on your last related thread to collect fresh, first thing in the am, and take it in (evn if your appt isn't til afternoon, most vets will check the samples when they come it). I have a little experience w/ this!!

    Take a new sample first thing in the am. There may be nothing at all wrong w/ her other than she drinks alot of water in the heat of the day and it has no time to concentrate! Don't you ever overdrink and the pee look clear?

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    Did she have a blood sugar test done? Highly unlikely but diabetes can cause increased thirst and dilute urine. Just something to rule out.

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