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Thanks guys. I think you've all pretty much said what I was thinking. I'm convinced (rightly or wrongly) that there's a UTI that isn't being picked up for some reason, whether it's because it's not being cultured for long enough, or it's not a sterile sample, or whatever, but it just seems like the most likely culprit really!

My old dog, who frankly was the most placid chap ever, was always sedated for x-ray - I really don't know why because he would've let you chop his leg off without doing anything, but I just figured that was standard stuff really!

I don't know if anyone knows of any other reason the PH would be at 8.0 other than a bacterial infection? That seems to be the only "constant" with the urine. INcidentally, I asked the vet if they'd done a USG reading in either urinalysis, as my understanding is that the urine specific gravity reading is quite significant in diagnosign diabetic insipidus, but apparently they didnt' do USG readings......


Thanks guys. Will see how he gets on. My 2nd culprit would also be the anatomical deformity. The only thing is that he's fine whilst asleep, which you'd figure he'd be worse if he was asleep if it was something physical rather than a disease, if you know what I mean?
Did he give a reason for not doing the USG? I wouldn't rule out diabetes as of yet.
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How can you evaluate a urine without specific gravity?? If he had diabetes mellitus, glucose would show up on a strip. Diabetes insipidus is rare and would have to be differentiated from medullary wash out.. I have known goldens with ectopic ureters that have been difficult to house train.

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Sorry to revive this old thread but I was just wondering what you found out about your puppy's frequent urination. I'm currently going through the same thing with my puppy (finished our second round of antibiotics and had a clear urine sample only to have the frequent urination back 3 days later).

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This sucks not knowing what happened! In the same boat here..
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