No symptoms?

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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