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From: Katrina Ramsell
Date: 2012-02-05 17:51:39 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Ferret with Kidney Failure
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Hi Julie,

I think it is extremely important to have a urinalysis done if it hasn't already been done. If he has a lot of squamous cells (a good indicator of adrenal disease), it could be potentially causing a partial obstruction and be causing things to back up and affect the kidneys. We need to know if he has a urinary tract infection too. Sometimes they can have no bacteria in the bladder but have bacteria in the kidneys (pyelonephritis). After he has been on antibiotics and fluids for a few days the kidney values (BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus are important) should be rechecked.

Take care,
Katrina Ramsell Ph.D, DVM


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