05-06-2017, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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My pup, Cooper, is 5 months old and he was scheduled to be neutered next week, so we had some pre-surgical blood work done to check his liver and kidneys. The doctor called me this morning and said that his kidney enzymes were high (by one point) and asked me if he has regular access to water. I told her yes, he drinks like crazy, and we never leave without making sure he has a full water bowl. In fact, I brought up his insatiable thirst during he vaccine appointments because I've never had a dog that drinks so much.
I asked her what we need to do, and what it means, and she said she doesn't know what it means yet, and we should have labs done again in a few weeks. In the meantime, we reset his neuter for the end of the month, depending on his next round of blood work.
The doctor said she was "stumped" as to what it could mean, and said maybe he would need a panel designed for older dogs, and checked on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.
I don't know much about the kidneys, and google says renal failure. But he's a puppy. Can this happen in puppies?