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Can you let me know all of the tests that they have done?
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Thanks for your help Theresa. I have a whole lot of reports. Is there a way I can upload these documents here? Or should I email it across to you. Please do let me know.
First just tell me what types of tests were run then we will see if we need to upload any.
Sure. Here is what I could gather from the report
Urine Protein Creatinine Ratio, Serum Cortisol. Post these tests it was concluded that urine cortisol is normal. After that, they aske to get these tests as well. Vasopressin 5 units .s/c (pitressin to be bought )urine sample before injectionn . urine sample every 2 hours post injection x 4 samples. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need any more information.
Were there any elevations in ALT, ALKP, Amylase, Lipase, glucose, urine specific gravity. Does he have weight gain, distended abdomen? Has an ultrasound been performed? Does he seem more anxious? Pant more? Uncomfortable?
Did they perform a urinalysis or only a Urine protein creatinine?
Do you know what his urine specific gravity is?
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Were there any elevations in ALT, ALKP, Amylase, Lipase, glucose, urine specific gravity. -- Not sure
<br>Does he have weight gain -- he was already over weight. He weighed at 17 Kg and we brought him down to 14 now<br>
distended abdomen -- His belly almost always looks swollen <br>
Has an ultrasound been performed -- Yes. The doc said it didnt show anything abnormal. <br>
Does he seem more anxious? -- Not sure but he always sits near his water bowl. We are careful with the amount of water he drinks<br>
Pant more? -- He is a little slow in his morning walks, sometimes looses his footing while climbing stairs. <br>
Uncomfortable? -- Not sure <br>
Apart from this, he also has a fungal infection now. we are treating him for that as well. We also give him Alprazolam 0.25mg for his diabetes.
If you wish, you can access his records online
The site is http://animalcare.vetport.com. User Id is "XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX" , password XXXXX "toniktuffy"
I thought Alprazolam was also for Diabetes. So some other changes in behaviour include more appetite (he is always hungry), he also started picking up things on the road which he never used to.
Thanks for all the help Theresa. Before I continue, please let me know if I need to accept this answer first and then continue on this thread or raise another question. I have absolutely no issues in paying more since I just want to get this sorted out. Please dont hesitate to let me know how to proceed. I'm attaching a zip file, It contains the PDF report. Page number 4 onwards has some blood reports so please check if this is what you are looking for. If its not there, I'll have to get these tests done, get the reports. It would take a few days. One more observation: His bark seems to have changed. Its a little hoarse now.