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Objectives

To determine if proteinuria is more common in dogs with lymphoma when compared with healthy dogs and to assess the severity and frequency of proteinuria in dogs with lymphoma.

Methods

Determination of urine protein:creatinine ratio in 32 dogs with lymphoma compared with 30 healthy dogs.

Results

Canine patients with lymphoma are more likely to be proteinuric compared with healthy dogs. Proteinuria is common in dogs with lymphoma, although in most cases it is not severe. The presence of proteinuria is not linked with the stage or substage of lymphoma.

Clinical Significance

Mild proteinuria is a common finding in dogs with lymphoma. The clinical impact of the proteinuria is probably low.