02-04-2016, 09:26 PM
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Alright, so I ended up not taking him for the urine sample (weather, among other factors). I called the vet and asked if I could bring him in that afternoon but they said mornings would be better. However they couldnt do it until 9 when I would have been at work, and were closed on Friday, so the vet said I could either drop him off for the day Thursday and they would get the sample at some point, or I could try the diet change/stronger antibiotics for a couple of weeks. I said I would like to do the second as long as it wasnt a dire emergency that we get the panel done immediately.
She eventually said that she thought it (and hopefully is) the food he was on, which is what I'm leaning toward anyway, so he is on the RC SO diet for 2 weeks and also Zeniquin for 2 weeks. Hopefully he will respond to this. We will retest in 3-4 weeks and if at that point the pH and wbc are still elevated we will send off for the expensive panel. She did at one point indicate that of course for peace of mind we would want to do the panel, but if the diet change and antibiotic works this time, hopefully that will be all that needs to be done.
Hopefully it is the diet, and if so, I can wean him off the RC SO and get him on something a little less expensive, but still a good quality food. This is what we're praying for. So thank you all for your input. Will try to post when we get the next urinalysis done. For now, it's bathtime to calm that itchy skin from what may be flea allergy