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My dog is suffering from acute kidney failure. We are doing
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Dr. Andy
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hi. im confussed now. bosco went back to the vet today, so
hi. im confussed now. bosco went back to the vet today, so he could get another epo shot. his rbc are now 21, they raised to 20 within 24 hrs of being off the iv fluids. what im confused about is they… read more
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Hi, I have a question on the relationship and cause/effect
Hi, I have a question on the relationship and cause/effect of Creatinine, BUN/Urea and Phosphorous. Am I right to say high protein amount will increase creatinine and high phosphorous in food will up … read more
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Hi. I have a 14 1/2 year old Basset hound who was just diagnosed
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I spoke to you 2 weeks ago about our 14 yr. Bischon, he has
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My 11yo Schnauzer is dx with renal disease. She has been receiving
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Dr. Andy
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Hi. Our 6-y-o border collie samoyed mix recently underwent
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My dog ate ibp over the weekend and is currently getting IV
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My dog has kidney failure. Creatinine levels were over 5,
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