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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.
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.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to control their urination.
Also referred to as a UTI; a medical condition of the urinary tract and system in which the cells are damaged by microorganisms.
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
The presence of pus in the uterus
Protein found in the urine
An increase in the number of white blood cells (abnormal)
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
A medical condition that indicates the presence of bacteria in an animal’s urine.