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Hello,I would love to help I just have a few additional questions. After your reply please allow a few minutes for me to type your answer.
Where there any abnormalities at all in the blood work? If so can you tell me what they were?
Without knowing what was elevated it would be hard to know what your vet wants to do additional testing for.
I would suspect he may want to re check the kidney levels as often the first sign of kidney disease is a low specific gravity in the urine. Dogs with kidney disease normally have a SpG of about 1.008 to 1.012. Generally, a normal dog's urine SpG will be 1.020 to 1.040.
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Of course if he happened to drink large amounts that can dilute the urine as well. I would try not to worry to much however I do think you should allow your vet to run some additional testing and ask then about the kidney values on the blood work. I agree I would wait until the next test as I am not sure what he wants to treat with the hormones so I really can not advice on that.
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Yes he should have other symptoms if he had diabetes such as increased thirst and urination and in some cases disorientation, lack of coordination.
Without any major symptoms I would want to look at the kidneys. Often we do not see elevations in the blood work until 75% of all kidney function is gone and the SPG may show signs first.
Yes we can keep this open until tomorrow let me know what blood work was done and the results.
If the ALKP was the only elevation I would ask your vet about testing for Cushings Disease. This normally has symptoms as well however some dogs show no obvious signs with this disease Elevated ALKP with no elevations is really an indicator that Cushings may be the problem.
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