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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Cookie. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. I am sorry that you did not get help from an expert before now; I just came online and saw your question.
Hyperparathyroidism is rare in dogs; what makes you think this is what she has? I have seen it only once or twice in over 30 years. Has she had blood tests to confirm high calcium and parathyroid hormone levels?
Since I can't see and examine her, the more information you send me the more I can be of help. Rebecca
Sorry I was away from the computer.
So kidney disease, lymphoma have been ruled out? Has a PTH (parathyroid hormone) level been done? If it is high, then this probably is hyperparathyroidism, and I would ultrasound the parathyroid glands to see if one of them is enlarged. I suppose CT or MRI might help, but ultrasound is the usual way to evaluate the parathyroids, and figure out which one is enlarged and the usual treatment is surgical removal.
I checked with Dr. Susan Wynn, the most knowledgeable person I know for alternative and complementary veterinary medicine and she says there is no reliable alternative treatment for hyperparathyroidism. She said " I would remove that thing before organs start calcifying."
Let me know what else I can answer and research for you. Rebecca