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I did mention atypical cushings to my vet tonight as well as doing an ultrasound. He mentioned an ACH test could be done also (sorry if I don't have the name exactly right). The urinalysis done 5 days ago was the first with a low specific gravity - the others were just about the low normal.
She is a rescue dog so prior info is limited. Her weight in Jan. was 18.2 lbs. - she was obese & had just weaned pups that were delivered by c-section due to mom's seizures in last weeks of pregnancy) and is now 14.6 lbs. - still chubby. Even with the weight loss her belly is pudgy (yes - typical pot belly- but she needed to lose weight). She does have a healthy appetite and will eat grass non-stop if given a chance.
I'm leaning toward an ultrasound before doing the ACH test, what would you suggest?
I've been monitoring her water intake since Tues. evening. She's drinking just over 4 cups of water in a 24 hr. period - she weighs 14.6 pounds. She had a moderate seizure this morning. My vet called tonight - wants fluid monitored through the weekend and we'll talk on Monday & determine next step - ultrasound or ACTH. She's waking up at 3 a.m. every night panting and her belly is hot to the touch. Her appetite is good. Also concerned about her low blood glucose. She's doing well in spite of her problems.