Well, another urinalysis this morning showed the same as the last one two weeks ago - no color-no concentrated urine - clear as the water Shasta drank - NOT suppose to be that way. Next step - complete blood panel workup also this morning - Shasta now has a shaved area on each side of her neck because the test had to be done twice due to the blood not coagulating the way it should on the first blood draw
We had to leave the vet office before the results were ready so I called after we got home - everything looked fine, kidneys are good, so far no signs of Cushings. He did say there could be something else going on - he is sure there is a medical problem. He is going to check on Diabetes Insipidus - he said there was nothing to indicate Sugar Diabetes. After the first urinalysis, he did ask me if Shasta had a tendency to be a nervous dog - he said that and stress could cause the problem with her urine. But even after I confirmed that yes indeed, Shasta did have problems with being nervous at times - the vet was still sure she had a medical problem.
Back to today - after we left the vet office, we stopped at Petco to pick up some dog food plus I just wanted Shasta exposed to that environment - since I have been watching her more, it kind of seems like either I am picking up on her nervousness more or she is showing more; she seemed almost fearful - walking with her tail tucked - when strangers approached she kind of hung back at first but shortly would slowly and cautiously approached, tail wagging questionably. And yes, I do think she does get stressed easily altho she does overcome it quickly.
So, I am wondering, maybe leaning towards this being a behavior issue and MAYBE NOT a medical issue so much. The vet is suppose to call me later this week after he does more checking on all this. I have had vets before who were doing things only to increase the fee - I do REALLY hope that is NOT the case here but I don't want Shasta to have a medical issue either. In the meantime, we will start getting back out for more walks, maybe the dog park or just walks in the park, going to Petco and/or Petsmart and doing anything else (with no or very little expense) that I can do to get Shasta calmed down (including putting my own behavior under a microscope to see if there is something I am doing to contribute to this - I know there could be a link).
Anyway, thanks for reading my ramblings.