Amyloid Kidney Biopsy and Hematoma
This 12-year-old MN Cairn terrier presented for a geriatric screening. The physical exam was uneventful. The CBC was normal. Blood chemistry revealed mildly depressed total protein and magnesium and moderately depressed albumin levels. Mildly elevated amylase was also present. Urinalysis: PH 7.0, USG 1.045, Appearance cloudy, Protein 3+, Blood 1+, epithelia rare. The urine protein creatinine ratio was moderately elevated, and progressively increased over a 2 month period. Urine culture and Leptospirosis titers were negative and the patient had been vaccinated for Lyme's disease.