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From: "Susan Liszewski DVM"
Date: 2007-11-08 13:51:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Urinary problem

IT looks like you prob have infection. There could be stones or such
too. Bare minimum I would try antibiotics. Over and above her could
culture, x ray, etc. to look for other causes. Good Luck!
Dr. Sue

--- In, "Tony Clarke" <Tonytclarke@...>
> Suki female 16 mth old spayed (at 8 mths) has shown decreased
> activity levels over the last week or so. Eating normally,
> urination. Slightlly enlarged abdomen, very squishy, good winter
> weight, excellent coat.
> I took her to the vet but he could find no clinical signs of any
> problem and he gave me some urine test strips.
> Only 1 test done so far.
> Blood ........high 250 ery/ul
> Bilirubin......high +2/+3 on +1 to +3 scale
> Protein ......high 500mg/dl
> Nitrite ......positive
> Spec grav... high off scale at 1.030
> Urobilinogen, ketones, glucose, leucocytes, ph. all normal/neg.
> I am waiting for vets phone call, he is doing surgery all day so
> be some time.
> Has anyone any suggestions as to probable cause.
> Tony (not a vet), Sugar and Suki.
> In memory of Sally and Sue.

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