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Transitional cells in my dog's urine

September 20th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Does anyone else know what this means? My dog was at the vet's with pancreatitis and they tested his urine. The lab tech said in the 35 years she has been there, she has never seen trasitional cells in the urine. They have sent it to a pathologist for furthur testing but I have not heard anything yet.

September 20th, 2007, 07:32 PM
From this website:

The urinary bladder is lined by “transitional cells.” They must protect the body from the caustic urine inside the bladder but also must maintain this barrier when the bladder stretches and distends with larger volumes of urine.

Now I'm not saying that your dog has transitional cell carcinoma by any means, but you might want to ask your vet to go over the test results with you so that you understand them better.