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    Default Water deprivation test

    We are doing this tonight with little Mini. Just had her last drink at 7.30. We get a sample every hour without water for 4 hours to see if her pee is diluting. Then it goes in tomorrow morning first thing to be tested. Fingers crossed the antibiotics have worked, otherwise this means she has more serious problems.

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    Is she still peeing in her sleep?

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    Yep, she sure is. We have to wash her every day. So far we've done two samples. They look the same to be, apart from the second one looks slightly more cloudy. Not sure if that is good or not. Having a real hard time getting her to do a third pee. Don't think she will make it to four. She is already scratching the spot where her water normally is.

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    The poor little mite, I hope you get a solution soon.

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    I dont think cloudy is good. More concentrated pee should just be a stronger clear yellow colour. The peeing in her sleep would possibly suggest a wider issue. The antibiotics should have worked by now as long as they were the right type to control any infection she has

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    The vet said it was probably cloudy because I got the last sample out of the carpet. Only place she would pee. First and second samples were clear, last was done on the carpet. And that was the cloudy one.

    We had the samples tested. When we took her in last week her wee was concentrating to 1.00. Today, an hour after water her pee was 1.3, 2 hours after water was 1.5, and 3 hours was 1.8. So it's not great, but it means she does have some kidney function. We've been advised to up her salt content a bit more, finish her course of antibiotics and her immune boosters. And then redo the test next week. If there is not a substantial improvement he will be doing a blood test and ultrasound next weekend when she has her vaccinations. If the problem can still not be solved, we have to wait until she is 6 months old, and they will then do a kidney biopsy while she is being desexed. The vet believes she may have been exposed to anti freeze or something on the farm where she was raised. But he can't say 100%. He is hesitant to do a biopsy as he said it does a fair amount of tissue damage. So we shall see how she goes. She isn't drinking as much water lately. Still has poor bladder control and pee's a little in her sleep. She doesn't leak while playing anymore though.

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    Oh and the antibiotics she is on is called amoxyclav.

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    I've got no idea, but hoping you find the answer.

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    Thanks, she is a bit of a mystery puppy. But we love her none the less. I think she came to the right home. Most people would just chuck her in a backyard because she pee's to much. At least we are trying to find an answer and fix the problem. 943696_10152811102625716_1749997450_n.jpg Took a picture of her last night with my phone doing the puppy dog eyes. You can see why we love her so much.

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    Good on you guys Alliefay......she is adorable and i wish you guys all the best to get this sorted out soon. Sooo cute !!!!


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