• Hello,

    Could a B have fanconi with no symptoms?

    Thanks.


  • Have you had your B tested for fanconi ?

    Rita Jean


  • Yes, there may be no observable symptoms - however, most will spill sugar in the urine, so if you have not had the DNA test yet, you should be strip testing with glucose strips regularly- once or twice per month. If the strip shows positive, have your vet check for glucose in the blood. If blood glucose levels are normal or below normal, that constitutes a diagnosis - even if there isn't excessive drinking or peeing. The blood gases will then help you determine the bicarb level needed.

    Terry


  • By the time a basenji shows some observable symptoms - the disease is pretty advanced.


  • My girl was diagnosed with no visible symptoms. I had been strip testing her and as soon as I saw trace signs of glucose, I took her in. She's been on a regimen of vitamins, calcium,amino acids, sodium bicarb and is still pretty symptom free – although last night she peed ALL OVER me and the {leather, ugh} couch. Taking her in tomorrow to have her checked for UTI and re-assess her regimen.


  • Let us know what the vet says.
    I will keep a good thought for you.


  • Jazz spent the day at the vets – her bladder was empty when we got there, so they kept her to get a good urine sample -- of course, here she'd been drinking and peeing like crazy; there she didn't drink much and it took her four hours to pee, LOL. She's got a slight infection, not too much bacteria showed up, he figures we caught it nice and early. On antibiotics. He's comfortable leaving her where she is on her protocol b/c she's doing quite well.

    Again, MANY compliments on what a nice girl she is and how cooperative to work with.
    They really love her at this clinic. 🙂


  • So happy to hear you know what was wrong and got it so early. House back to normal and the couch to have a nice weekend.

    Rita Jean


  • @JazzysMom:

    Jazz spent the day at the vets – her bladder was empty when we got there, so they kept her to get a good urine sample -- of course, here she'd been drinking and peeing like crazy; there she didn't drink much and it took her four hours to pee, LOL. She's got a slight infection, not too much bacteria showed up, he figures we caught it nice and early. On antibiotics. He's comfortable leaving her where she is on her protocol b/c she's doing quite well.

    Again, MANY compliments on what a nice girl she is and how cooperative to work with.
    They really love her at this clinic. 🙂

    Just wondering, when was the last time that you did the blood gases? That really tells you where she needs to be as far as the protocol goes…


  • Glad she is home with you…let us know about the blood gas tests.


  • She's due for blood gases to be done again next month.


  • Glad to hear that she is doing so well on the protocol.. that is super… and glad that you caught the UTI so quickly.... fingers crossed for a positive report from the blood gases

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