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Master went to the vet for a urine specific gravity test recently as there had been some concerns. The SG was 1.050, which in the vet's words was "amazing concentrating ability". Then on the paperwork it has Azotemia as the "illness".

 

Can anyone shed some light on Azotemia?

 

Thanks!

Tin and Michael and Lucas, Picasso, Hero, Oasis, Galina, Neizan, Enzo, Salvo and Noor the Galgos.
Remembering Bridge Angel Greyhounds: Tosca, Jamey, Master, Diego, and Ambi; plus Angel Galgos Jules, Marco and Baltasar.

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Azotemia diagnosis would have come from your blood tests. Vet perhaps suspected some kidney issues? The high specific gravity suggests that that may not be the case (altho it still might be).

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Yup, Batmom is correct. Elevated urine specific gravity isn't necessarily indicative of renal disease, and certainly can't be used to diagnose azotemia without concurrent changes in renal function (assessed through check of renal function tests, acidity of the blood and urine, and at the least a microscopic exam of the urine to see if there are any abnormalities consistent with renal disease). Azotemia can be caused by many things, and involves either decreased blood flow to the kidneys, or some type of obstruction in the urine flow. Again, a microscopic urine exam and additional tests to measure "glomerular filtration rate, or GFR") will help in this diagnosis, as will a renal ultrasound.

 

Do you know on what basis the dx of "azotemia" was made?

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Do you know on what basis the dx of "azotemia" was made?

 

Thank you for your responses so far. It said Azotemia on the vet insurance form, written by the vet. She mentioned nothing else, except the comment on his SG. I will speak to her about it, ask why she put that on the form.

Tin and Michael and Lucas, Picasso, Hero, Oasis, Galina, Neizan, Enzo, Salvo and Noor the Galgos.
Remembering Bridge Angel Greyhounds: Tosca, Jamey, Master, Diego, and Ambi; plus Angel Galgos Jules, Marco and Baltasar.

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Thank you for your responses so far. It said Azotemia on the vet insurance form, written by the vet. She mentioned nothing else, except the comment on his SG. I will speak to her about it, ask why she put that on the form.

 

And please do post again if the vet tells you things that you don't quite understand. Hopefully everything will be OK!

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