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Thanks. I agree that Kidney disease seems to be ruled out. But now on to what on earth is it?
As I stated earlier, she has an extremely sensitive stomach... she vomits with any PO intake other than her dry dog food, rice and chicken. Could this sensitive stomach be a symptom of a certain GI problem that could be causing this rise in BUN? Anything other than PUD, GI bleed?
Also- I am concerned that the BUN is steadily rising... it's not just high, but getting higher... I do agree about the food- we are changing her to Science Diet KD and rechecking in 1 month to see if this helps since ID Low Fat does have a higher protein and phosphorous content then the food she was on previously that she could't tolerate (Blue Buffalo.)
I am also wondering about the BUN itself- is this high number causing any organ damage right now? I want to be sure that while we are figuring this out, the sustained elevation in BUN in itself is not damaging her organs.
Thanks so much. This does help.
As far as Lymphoma is considered- she has gained weight, rarely vomits anymore since we changed her to the low fat diet, and has no other symptoms. She does seem like she gets choked easily when she "speaks" to us- like her throat is small?? Our vet just did her yearly check up a few weeks ago. Her lab work was perfect other than the BUN. I have attempted to palpate lymph nodes but she is small and "fluffy"... plus I really don't know what I'm doing. Haha. What are some other things I should be looking for in terms of Lymphoma? And would it be an intestinal cancer?
As far as her stools- she gets ahold of anything and literally eats it- like paper. I will see it in her well formed, light brown stools and occasional a tiny bit of bright red blood on the end but I figure that is normal.
Thanks so much- a follow up email in a month would be great!
We love our vet, but with the limited knowledge I have in this area, it was great to get a second opinion to reinforce our plan of care for Lulu (and also for my peace of mind.)
You are knowledgeable and professional and I couldn't be more pleased with your services.
I will keep you updated on Lulu's progress.
Have a wonderful day and again, thank you for helping us care for our sweet girl.
Carissa and Lulu
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