We got a call from the vet last night with the results of Darwin's urine sample. It turns out that there doesn't seem to be a UTI, but they watch the culture for a few days in case something changes, but for now things seem normal. The not so good news is her "specific gravity" was low. They aren't sure if it's low because she's drinking a lot of water or if it's something more serious such as renal failure. Our vet tech Ashley said she highly doubt it's renal failure as it's very rare in a dog so young so we shouldn't start getting too worried about it. They want us to do a first morning catch of urine from Dar and bring it in for testing. The first morning sample would be a more accurate reading as it should be more concentrated after a night of letting her kidneys do their thing. Any advice from anyone on how to catch her pee?
I asked about what happens next if this next round of tests show a low gravity and she said it's unlikely, but if it happens we would do blood work on Darwin and go from there.
All this talk about kidney problems makes me wonder if Darwin's three month stint on Prednisone could have affected her. Seems unrealistic as she was only on it for such a short time, but I guess you never know.... let's just hope her first test was a fluke and this next test comes back clean and normal.
Onto more entertaining news... After watching Kasha's video of her new trick, I was motivated to try it with Darwin. I've tried before to balance treats on her head and she never lets me. Last night was no different. But last night as she was avoiding me she was very pawy, and jabbed me in the face. Here's a quick video of our attempt. You can see in the beginning her paw jab.
I gave up after that. Later in the night we were playing and she head butted me and gave me a cut above my lip. hahahaha. I look like I was in a fight (sorry no pictures of the battle wounds). As much as it hurt it was pretty entertaining. Jason said I need to work on my reflexes so I'm more cat like and can avoid getting beat up. This coming from the guy who got a black eye from Dar. Hahaha.
Have a good weekend everyone!