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Glomerulonephrosis is hereditary in rats. Some other causes for the kidney disease include:
The veterinarian will conduct blood and urine tests on the rat to confirm the diagnosis. A rat with glomerulonephrosis will normally have an excessive amount of protein in its urine. Its urine will also have a fixed specific gravity; this measures the kidney's ability to concentrate or dilute urine in relation to plasma.
Protein found in the urine