Q. Our 12 yr old GDS mix has a lot of the symptoms of DM, after a Prednisone shot, he is 'back to normal'. All blood test had high calcium. Any ideas?

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A. Assess kidney function. This can be done via bloodwork (CBC, chemistry panel and urinalysis) as well as via abdominal ultrasound to assess renal architecture. The elevated calcium is concerning and can cause kidney failure which can show similar symptoms to DM.

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