Oh girl i am so sorry...hopefully Sharon will come on and give you some suggestions to ease your mind...thats a typical hubbys reaction..i think he probably doesnt want to think about something being wrong with Brodi..and just shows it differently..
i am so praying for you all...please let us know when you know something..ill be thinking about you tomorrow
So sorry to hear that. I'll def. be thinking and praying for you & Brodi tomorrow. Husbands/bf's can be so difficult at times. My bf always says I spend to much money and time with Rocky. He always tries to remind me "he's just a dog." Anyways, hope things get better for ya and you get good news versus bad news.
Goondess! I understand the frustration of "now what". It seems to be that way with our Henry. But for him it's physical injury and not sickness. Yours seeems harder to deal with.
I'm praying for you guys! Let us know what the vet says.
I would check it out and ignore the bf talk. Like Kay says that's a mans way of dealing with feelings they don't like. Unfortunate for them, but that's how my hubby is about my dogs to.
Hopefully is just a small problem with Brodie. Can you catch some up when you are at home this morning? Then you need to put it in the fridge and keep it cold till you get to the vet's. Just in case they can't catch some up. I use a one cup dry measure to catch up my samples, the kind with the little handle on it. Let him see it and sniff it and try to play with it in the house so when you go out he won't think its' such a big deal.
Good luck and keep us posted. We'll be thinking and praying for you and Brodie.
There are alot of things that can trigger the thought of renal disease....One of the signs can be the concentration of the urine. With kidney (renal) disease.... the urine is not concentrated at a normal level and becomes water the body then will tend to lose too much water.
One test they will run is a specific gravity test on his sample (and it is better to have a fresh sample for this) Normal is usually above 1.025....Pets that may be having an issue of kidney disease will read around 1.008 - 1.012 range. This test has to be repeated to make sure there is more then one low finding and not a sample that has been diluted with water drinking.
All of that said....there are other things that can cause an issue of this sort and renal disease can sometimes be found in young dogs as a birth defect, but it is generally found in older ones...so dont get upset until you know what you are dealing with.....
The general signs of kidney issues are:
Increased water consumption, less urination or lack of going, going at unusual times or places, blood in urine, wont eat, vomiting, lethargy
diarrhea, reluctance to move or tender when you touch the stomach area, Dull and dry hair coat and skin, color of the inside of mouth and inside of ears and mouth sometimes has a yellow to orange tint in color.....
Sorry you are having such a hard time.....but, I agree with the others and regardless of how the BF feels this is something that needs to be checked and dealt with..........Good luck!!!!!!!!!
Awww Shari, don't start freaking out just yet...But go with your gut as well..You know Brodi, and it sounds to me like you aren't over reacting, just being careful and that isn't a bad thing...Hoping you can get a better sample this morning and maybe then the vet can help figure out what's going on....Hugs to you & Brodi, stay calm ok? Don't think the worst til you actually know something
I hope that everything turns out well for little Brodie, I will be thinking of the two of you tomorrow and hoping he pees in the try like a good boy. I know it is hard not to worry but try not to worry too much. Let us know what the vet says.
So sorry about Brodi. For all it's worth, the Internist we frequented (too often) cathetherized our Boxer to get a really good urine speciman. He'd had a puzzling period of incontinence which just went away. Her opinion was that sometimes stuff is there that might not show up using the usual collection procedure. Who knows?
Just wanted to let you all know both of Brodi's test came back remarkable #:-S no signs of kidney trouble or any infections! Thank you Nano for the tip on trying first thing this morning using a measuring cup because it worked like a charm and I made sure to put it in the fridge until I got it to the vet. Looks like Brodi has been drinking more then I thought making his urine pretty diluted because his first morning pee had color. Thank you again Sharon for taking the time to explain what it all meant.
Also a BIG Thank you to everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers because it really helped! while I was sitting in the vets office waiting on the test results I kept thinking well if I get bad news I got one heck of an awesome support group to get me thru this.
((((((( Big Hugs to you all )))))) and Brodi sends you all lots of wiggles and kisses.