Because of Coco's clinical signs of pollakiuria and poor appetite, you recommend a CBC, serum chemistry profile, and urinalysis. Unfortunately, Coco urinated in the car on the way to your hospital, and the owners decline blood tests because they think she is too stressed to undergo venipuncture. They consent to Coco providing a free-catch urine sample, and thankfully, Coco obliges. These are the results:
Urine specific gravity
> 100 cocci and rods/hpf
What is your recommendation to Coco's owners at this time?
d) Recommend a urine bacterial culture and antimicrobial sensitivity testing on a urine sample collected via cystocentesis. Also recommend a CBC and serum chemistry profile to rule out any underlying medical problems that may be predisposing her to a UTI.
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