NeylasMom Posted October 5, 2016 Share Posted October 5, 2016 (edited) Any thoughts on this? I'm waiting for results to be faxed over, but all of Violet's blood work is normal, including kidney values. Urinalysis is good as well except there is trace protein in it. Part of the reason I took her in was because last week I thought she may have had a minor rhabdo incident and when I checked her urine a few times with the dipstick it showed protein (which is common after rhabdo). Her urine is always really concentrated, which I know can turn up false positives on the dipstick, but urinalysis via lab confirmed the protein is there. If I'm right about the rhabdo, there's really nothing to do and if there isn't permanent kidney damage the protein should clear out. Otherwise, vet suggested the possibility of Enalapril if we suspect early kidney issues, or she said we could go the full ultrasound route if I wanted to be really thorough. My plan right now is just to retest her urine in the lab in a few weeks and if there is protein again, especially if there is more, I may take her back to the internal medicine specialist. Any info on whether I should be concerned and what, if any treatment or testing to pursue? Violet is raw fed so I wondered about that, but while she has had protein her urine after previous rhabdo incidents or when infection was present, the other urinalyses we've run just to do follow-up after she recovered had no protein (those were in 2014). ETA: Here are the renal values from her blood work: BUN 20 (9 - 31 mg/dL)Creatinine 1.5 (0.5 - 1.5 mg/dL)IDEXX SDMA 13 (0 - 14 µg/dL) That creatinine is normal for her. I don't have SDMA from previous blood work for comparison, at least not on the 2 sets from 2014 I have from our vet. It is on the high end of normal. I'll also just add that the other thing I've noticed recently - that could be nothing or could be something - is that she seems to be panting harder after exercise than normal. She is 7 btw, and the vet didn't hear anything unusual when listening to her heart and lungs. The panting was first noticeable the night I thought she had the rhabdo incident, but has continued at times since then. Edited October 18, 2016 by NeylasMom Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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