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Old 03-19-2012, 02:07 PM
Saeleofu Saeleofu is offline
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Default More pee and a food question

So ever since Gavroche was on antibiotics for his possible UTI he's been fine. His specific gravity was still a bit low (1.023, up from 1.018) but he wasn't having accidents anymore. I put him on cranberry to help prevent any more UTIs. He even stopped grinding his teeth (not sure if that's coincidence or not, but it stopped midway through his antibiotics).

Weellllll...yesterday morning Logan woke me up and Gavroche was sitting on my bed panting and wouldn't settle down, so I got up to take him outside. Before I even got out of bed he went to the door and started peeing. He was clearly trying to hold it, but it was still coming out. He peed A LOT when we finally got outside.

I'm going to check a specific gravity tomorrow morning or Wednesday morning and go from there. I still have the thought of diabetes insipidus in the back of my mind...he does drink a lot of water, and his pee is always clear or nearly clear.

The other thing I worry about is his kidneys. He's 4 1/2 and his BUN is 26 (27 is high normal) and creatinine is 1.8 (which is high normal). He had blood work 6 months ago and jsut a few weeks ago, and his creatinine is stable but his BUN is rising (I think it was 20 6 months ago). He's currently on a Victor Professional Grain-Free which has 43% protein. Would you switch to something lower-protein? TOTW Pacific Stream and Wetlands have 25% protein. I know there are Victor formulas with lower protein, too, but their website's down :/ I like the ingredients in Victor better and it's cheaper than TOTW, but I can do either, or something else entirely. Logan's on a different food anyway (TOTW Wetlands) so it doesn't matter to be what food I get, either way I still have to get 2 bags lol.
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