09 Getting a sample
You explain to Jan that although Nemo could have an infection, there
are many other diseases that cause similar signs. Without knowing
what the problems is, prescribing a medication such as an antibiotic
could lead to antibiotic resistance and would also just be wasting her
money. You tell Jan that you will be able to give Nemo some pain
medication to keep him comfortable until a urine sample can be
Jan agrees to leave Nemo with you so you can get the needed samples. You give Nemo buprenorphine (Buprenex , 0.01mg/kg, SC) to help keep him comfortable. Later that day you successfully obtained a urine sample via an ultrasound guided cystocentesis. During the urine collection, you noted that although the urinary bladder appeared thickened, you did not notice any unusual masses or growths.