|Barked: Wed Aug 1, '12 10:03am PST |
|Dilute urine could possibly indicate a low urine specific gravity (USG) level. A low USG means your urine is diluted and has more water in it. USG relates to how concentrated your urine is. That's the easiest way to explain it. Did they mention that?
There are different reasons for diluted urine or low USG. It can be related to kidneys but if your bloodwork shows up normal (creatine and bun), it's possible the low USG is related to something else.
I had UTIs and when they did a urine test, they caught I had a low USG. My creatine and bun levels were normal. I have always drank a lot of water. I won't go into it because it's lengthly, but whenever my vet wants to check my urine, she gives her the first pee of the day, before I have drank any water. It's always normal. Otherwise, if they try to take a sample later in the day, my USG is almost always low.
All that said...if the vet wants to find out why you have a low USG, there are a few tests they can do to try and rule it out. Good luck and I'll pop back in to get an update
P.S. edited to add: I went through tons of tests....liver, bile acid, kidney, diabetes, thyroid, cushings....it sounds like they are trying to rule out the reasons. If you do another urine test, get the first catch of the day before you eat or drink water. That's usually a good indication too
Edited by author Wed Aug 1, '12 10:09am PST
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