Case 13

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May 07, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Based on the history and physical examination findings, your problem list for Olivia includes:

  • Dysuria
  • Inappropriate urination—indicating possible polyuria
  • Less activity; intermittent lethargy
  • Mild abdominal discomfort

You recommend starting with a complete blood count, a serum chemistry profile, a urinalysis, and an abdominal radiographic examination to screen for metabolic, endocrine, or lower urinary tract problems that would explain Olivia’s clinical signs. The owner agrees to the urinalysis but declines other testing at this time.

Olivia’s urinalysis results:

Patient values

Reference range

Urine specific gravity

1.005

1.015-1.050

pH

6.9

5.5-7

Protein

Negative

Negative

WBC

Negative

0-3/hpf

Bacteria

Negative

Negative

Crystals

None noted

 


 

QUESTION 1
Generally, polydipsia is defined as water consumption that exceeds ____________ml/kg/day.

a) 250

b) 100

c) 50

d) 25

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