« on: Mar 19, 2021, 10:11 »
I don't know whether anyone has experienced this or can shed any light.
My retriever was due to go in to have a small lump biopsy and due to her age (11) they took bloods before sedation, one marker was elevated so they sent the bloods to the lab. In the meantime I collected a urine sample, which was dilute, as was a second one - I've taken another in from her first wee this morning and am waiting for the results. She is drinking and weeing normally. The vet doesn't want to sedate until has ensured all is ok.
If the bloods came back ok for kidney then what could be cause of dilute urine? She is fed commercial raw - and I did wonder if the increased fluid in this could result in dilute urine.
Just had results from thsi morning's sample and it was still dilute, not as much as later in day ones, but the vet doesn't really know. She has said it is possibly early signs of kidney issues - and she could take 3 samples in a row if I want, to send to the lab as they might pick up protein she hasn't. Surely blood tests are more accurate than urine samples? Is there anything else this could be?