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Old 05-19-2020, 08:33 PM
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Mochi had a blood test and urine test done. His blood test showed that there was a couple things that went up slightly like his liver enzymes and a kidney number. But it went up only slightly so my vet said he should take a urine test to see if his kidneys are ok.
The problem is he is only working part time and I got the results back for the urinalysis. It showed that everything was normal besides having a bit of glucose in his urine because he's a diabetic and that he has loss of protien in his urine.

I am too scared to look up anything on google because I'm worried it can lead me to being more anxious since I just came out of the hospital myself..
Has anyones dog had a higher number in their protein count?
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:00 AM
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Protein in urine can be temporary, or persistent. It should be tested more than once, over a period of time.

Did the vet suggest a possible kidney infection?
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No..he didn't mention anything about a kidney infection.
There was one number in the kidney section (I dont remember which one) that was just slightly above normal. Then my vet told me to do a urinalysis to see if his kidney functions are ok.
His test came back with everything normal besides the high protein number which has me confused. My vet basically just texted me saying his kidneys are working fine but will have to monitor with another urine test in 3 weeks due to the high protein loss.

I've become very fixated on that number wondering what it could possibly be.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:29 PM
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I wouldn't worry. Kidneys seem OK so protein could be a one-off.

Many times numbers that are high or low in bloodwork or urine or whatever is an anomaly caused by something related to diet or infection or something treatable.

In my own personal urinalysis over the years, there's been times my endocrinologist has said " you're spilling protein in your urine." My kidneys are ok but it indicated i had too many high sugar periods. I needed to tighten my blood sugar control a bit. And next time, 6 months later, protein levels were fine.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:14 PM
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Thank you! I hope its nothing too. Its just worrisome how high it is. So I spoke with the vet that was going to do mochis dental work and he suggested to do another urinalysis plus a creatine level test?
Hopefully its just an infection...he wants mochi to go onto antibiotics before and after his dental work..
That is quite a bit of antibiotics so I'm quite reluctant to get his dental done..but his teeth are getting really bad.
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