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Chemical Imbalance of Urine in Dogs



Treatment for the hyposthenuria will depend on the underlying disorder. Even if your dog is urinating excessively, or is having trouble making it outside in time, do not restrict your dog's water intake unless it is appropriate to the definitive diagnosis and has been recommended by your veterinarian.


Living and Management


Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your dog's urine specific gravity, hydration status, kidney function, and electrolyte balance. Dehydration is a possible complication with hyposthenuria, and can quickly become a life threatening condition, so care must be taken to ensure that your dog is properly hydrated at all times.



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