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Old 08-13-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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in urine. Could someone please explain this to me or tell me if it could be something trivial?

The young gal is 11 years old and shows no signs of diabetis (sp?) That would've been my first thought. I realize it often means there's a kidney problem, but what are some of the possibilities? I did read that often young, active girls have too low of a protein level, but why is hers so high? Right now, they are just retesting and are totally silent. SO, what could be going on?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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creatinine tests kidney function, i believe.

my dog is peeing out all of his protein also.
we haven't figured it out yet!

is girl thin?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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The first thing to do is repeat the test. Proteinuria (protein in the urine) is not evidence of diabetes, unless it's accompanied by diabetic kidney disease, which is seen usually in longstanding diabetes.

If the protein is elevated on second testing, then it is often evidence of a problem in the kidney, itself. The list of possibilities is as long as my arm, so that's why they're saying nothing. First, get the results of the re-test.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Thank you both for the reply.

Judy, have you had your dog tested for diabetes? We've had a few pets who were diabetic and they would drink, pee, repeat. We had them on insulin and they did very well.

But with this young gal, there are no signs of this~no excessive thirst or urination, etc. Yes, she's quite thin.

Viral, sorry to report that the clinic called the Mom earlier today and the second test also showed the elevation. Would this mean kidney failure or could it be something as trivial as a kidney infection?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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vet says no diabetes.
going to another vet soon. holistic one.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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I've had moderately elevated protein levels in my urine my entire life. As a child they often thought I had bladder or kidney infections. (without other symptoms) They always run a second test and the results have never changed.

As far as I know I am perfectly healthy.
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