Flea is okay!
Got the blood test results yesterday. And you may remember that a preliminary urinalysis found some bilirubin crystals in her pee - which is related to liver function (or lack thereof). So, the vet anticipated finding something amiss with her liver or kidneys.
But nope! Nothing..her innards are working just fine. No diabetes, no disease. What they DID found however, was a slightly low white blood cell count. The vet suggests that the machine that counts blood cells may have miscounted, since Flea is pretty asymptomatic aside from her drinkin' n' whizzin'.
So why is she peeing so much? Well, he says it's due to the weather (drinking more and therefore peeing more) which I noodled around too. But, my gut feeling is that something else is the reason. I dunno. I'm not sure how to explain it - but I just don't trust that it's the heat...I mean, she can pee 5 times in an hour. That ain't right.
But I guess for now - the basics are all accounted for, and her organs are happy and healthy. Everything else is gravy. Thanks for your thoughts and kind words. My little spare-parts dog moseys on.
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