What is the specific gravity reading on your pet’s urine test?

The specific gravity (SG) reading on your urinalysis test is a measurement of the ratio of the urine to the weight of an equal volume of water.  It is a reflection of the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine.

Your dog and cat’s specific gravity will vary throughout the day.  With exercise and no intake of water, the urine becomes more concentrated.

Normal readings are as follows:

cats:  1.015 to 1.060

dogs: 1.015 to 1.050

Dilute urine is on the left side of the color chart and becomes more concentrated as the values go up.

Consistent low levels of specific gravity can indicate diabetes insipidus, impaired kidney function, adrenal gland abnormalities as well as over consumption of water.

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Testimonial on pet urine specific gravity and pH readings

Another nice testimonial from a customer today:

I have used ThePetCheckup for several years and it has proven most useful on several occasions. One of which was when one of my dogs behavior became unusually anxious and nervous. I decided to do a ThePetCheckup and discovered his pH was up significantly. A trip to his Vet confirmed that he’d likely had a reaction to a recent vaccine and an appropriate remedy was prescribed.

More recently, another of my dogs SG was lower than normal, but in the absence of any other serious symptoms. Once more an appt with his Vet confirmed a problem and a course of treatment was undertaken.
Thank You ThePetCheckup for a great product !

 

LB, Canada

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