Specific Gravity Low
The patient was presented for vomiting 3-4 days prior. Was recently gagging, not urinating often despite normal drinking. The patient had a decreased appetite or was not eating at all and having innappropriate defecation in the house. Blood chemistry showed liver enzyme elevation and low BUN. Bile Acids test results were high at 464.6 umol/L. An abdominal ultrasound was recommended to rule out PSS, liver disease. possible infection- Lepto? (patient from Ontario, Canada), toxin, glomerulopathy, protein starvation, chronic non-obstructive FB, Addison, glomerulopathy, other.
A 13-year-old MN Border Collie was presented for anorexia. Blood chemistry revealed moderate to severe BUN, creatinine and phosphorus with minor ALT, CPK and globulin elevations. Urinalysis revealed isosthenuria was present with a urine PH of 6.0 and some epithelial cells. Clinical dehydration and depression was present. Survey abdominal radiographs and CBC were unreremarkable.
A 12-year-old MN Beagle weighing 50 lbs, was presented for hematuria after no improvement on medications. Urine specific gravity was 1.010, pH 7.1, protein 3+, blood 4+.