Symptoms of Kidney Problems

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naturestee

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Fascinating thread, Carolyn. I'm glad that Fauna's better (I'm so glad to "know" her!) and that you shared this with us.

P.S. I think Specific Gravity has to do with the amount of salts/dissolved molecules in fluid.
 

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Specific Gravity is a measure of the relative concentration of the urine. Normal range of SG of rabbit urine is1.003-1.038 (human urine is 1.002-1.028). Some diseases, such as Diabetes Insipitus (not more common Diabetes Mellitus) cause kidneys not to reabsorb water so urine is less concenmtrated.
 

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Lazyacre wrote:
The longest lived rabbit I had was a Netherland Dwarf Himi buck,he was over 12 (and would lived longer if rabbit sitter had been morecareful), a friend had a Flemish live to 17. It's more their relativehealth, diet, and environment than breed or pedigree that deirmineslongevity.
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And what type of diet did you and your friend give the rabbits, Rick? Any greens? How often?

Thank you for the clarification on the specific gravity.

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Thank you, naturestee, for your kindness. I'm always watching my littlegirl now. Don't know what caused it and am not sure if she'd be proneto it as she ages. :?

-Carolyn
 

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