Ok, I have been reading up on the testing for glucose in the urine as a possible red flag for Fanconi. I had Uzie to the Vet last week for his rabies. So, you know how the Dr asks if you have any more questions or have noticed anything different you might need to discuss???? Well, I said no. As soon a I got home, I started noticing Uzie drinking more water than usual and of course he has to pee constantly. This went on all day, then the next. I started to have a little freak…..So I called up my friend who's husband is a MD and got three UriScan test strips to start. So the first one I got the strip under his stream and counted the seconds for the colors to change. It was his third or 4th pee of the morning.....NO SUGAR! but he had a good amount of protein. There are others such as albumin, etc.....but I only remembered to note the high points of sugar and protein. I will do two more tests and note more specifics so I can relate this to the Vet. Why proteins? I feel a little on edge because in F.S. the dog leaks out minerals, sugar, and proteins. Can someone tell me not to worry? PS: here is a second test finding: Sugar- neg, ketones-neg, protein-neg(!), ph 6, and everything else 'normal'. So, I guess I just need to (rant) and maybe someone reading this has experience in F.S. I will be purchasing the DNA test kit next month as he turns 3 in Nov.
I unfortunately have never gotten the AKC papers from the previous owner who said he'd send them to me from the breeder-somewhere near Tenn.