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Very Sick Dog
jpepalis posted:
My 9 year old lab/great dane mix has been drinking a lot of water and urinating a lot, sometimes in the house. We did lab work and I was told she had low urine concentration ability, a low BUN, and anemia. Everything else checked out OK. She looses energy very quickly and becomes very still and looks like she's uncomfortable. She turns her head away from food when she's feeling this way. We are doing more tests, but they don't seem to think its diabetes. We're checking adrenal function and liver function tomorrow. The urination problem probably started about 6 months ago. The lethargy and bad times started about two weeks ago and are getting worse. I also think her belly is getting quite distended especially in the evenings if I've gotten her to eat. She also had shaking or trembling at the onset of the lethargy with regular grunting or groaning noises. I was told she has a low urin concentration ability, a low BUN count, and anemia.


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