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Dog veterinarian, has provided me with good advice. Our dog,
dog veterinarian, has provided me with good advice. Our dog, a collie-mix aged 14+, was diagnosed with kidney disease following extensive dental work. His initial readings, BUN and creatine, were very… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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Our 14-year-old collie-mix showed some elevation in kidney values on his yearly examination. He underwent a dental procedure resulting in the removal of 24 infected and rotten teeth. His kidney values… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,768 satisfied customers
My dog is suffering from acute kidney failure. We are doing
Hi, my dog is suffering from acute kidney failure. We are doing her IV fluid therapy. Her overall treatment plan is going well but She was having "fluid pockets" in all her body due to the IV adminstr… read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Is there a possibility she was just dehydrated again and it
Is there a possibility she was just dehydrated again and it wasn't her kidneys ? Her chronic kidney disease remained at stage 2 for 3 or more years.... and was stable on the blood tests. Do you think … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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I'm so stressed out. My poodle is 2 and his creantine is 3.2
I'm so stressed out. My poodle is 2 and his creantine is 3.2 and bun was normal. Last year we he had bad breath and I took him to vet. His bun was 30'amd creantine 2.2. 5 months ago bun was still high… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
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My dog Adella is currently 5 years old. Her yearly bloodwork
My dog Adella is currently 5 years old. Her yearly bloodwork BUN throughout her short life (starting in 2014) has been 29, 25, 23, and corresponding creatinine levels were 1.3, 1.0, 0.9. I do bloodwor… read more
Dr. Stacy
Dr. Stacy
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,579 satisfied customers
Causes of elevated kidney functioning in dogs Assistant:
causes of elevated kidney functioning in dogs Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: My dog (4.5 yr old wheaten terrier, male) has elevated kidney functioning … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
17,528 satisfied customers
I am trying to locate Dr.. Kidney Failure. Lola, 14. Here is
Yes, here is what I typed into the Ask Dr. Emily box: Hi Dr. Emily, I read your reply to another customer regarding kidney disease and was quite impressed. I would like to engage you in a conversation about my 14-year-old beagle mix. I have blood results to share with you from 21 Nov and 5 Dec, which our vet interpreted as kidney failure with 6-12 months to live. He also had another vet administer an ultrasound which showed some physical damage to her kidneys but not her liver. He also pulled urine from her bladder with a SG of 1.010, clear, and found no growth after several days. What I would like to do is send you her blood readings. Can I scan and email them to you? Then I would like you tell me whether you find her in Stage 3 or Stage 4. Between her two visits, she was on a strong antibiotic, I don't recall the name. Her BUN went from 110 to 85, CRE from 3.6 to 3.5, CA from 11.9 to 11.5, PHOS from 7.7 to 6.1, and ALP from 24 to 20. Next I would like your opinion on food, supplements, and medicine. At the second visit, the vet recommended switching to a low protein diet, so we moved her from Wellness Core Original to Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Senior, mainly because it is the same brand and is turkey and peas, somewhat similar to Wellness Core. We switched immediately with no transition and she gobbled it up. We also moved our 12-year-old to this new food, but left our 3-year-old on the Core. I would like your recommendation on specific food brands and quantity for each of them. The new Wellness we are using only comes in small bags and will be relatively expensive to continue, but we are willing to pay for whatever is best for the three of them. The vet also prescribed Wei Qi Booster (200 mg Tea pill) as he specializes in Chinese and holistic medicine. He recommended against k/d food as he said dogs don't like the taste and it loses it's effectiveness if mixed with anything. I would also like your opinion of whether Kidney Support Gold by PetWellbeing would be a good addition to her diet. The vet's recommendation was to follow this course for two months and see him again. Thank you.… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 9 year old 100lbs german shepard w/boarderline kidney
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
i have a 13 year old beagle who has just been diagnosed with
i have a 13 year old beagle who has just been diagnosed with kidney disease. A year ago her BUN level was 42,last week it was 72. Her creatine a year ago was 1>3, last week 2.1. She is a picky eate… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
Chihuahua: My 15-year..15-year-old..thirst and urination..appetite
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CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
My dog was diagnosed with kidney failure in April 2010 (she
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Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
17,528 satisfied customers
I HAVE A 10 YEAR OLD 187 LB MALE MASTIFF. HE HAS KIDNEY TROUBLE
I HAVE A 10 YEAR OLD 187 LB MALE MASTIFF. HE HAS KIDNEY TROUBLE HIS CREATINE LEVEL IS 5.2 AND HIS BUN LEVEL IS 105. WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING UP WITH MULTIPLE VET VISITS AND THE LEVELS KEEP GETTING HIGHE… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,374 satisfied customers
labs: Renal..Urea Nitrogen 38., BUN/creatine Ratio 42., phosphorus 2.2
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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
My 6 month old Pembrooke Welsh Corgi was getting preop tests
My 6 month old Pembrooke Welsh Corgi was getting preop tests before getting neutered when his BUN levels were tested @ 80 and then again @ 88 and his Creatine levels were 3.1 and 2.8.. the vet does ha… read more
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Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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cocker spaniel: My 12 year..12 year old..vomitting..antibiotics
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Dr. Gary
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I just found out that my 15 year old dog has kidney failure.
I just found out that my 15 year old dog has kidney failure. She suggests that he be euthanized.… read more
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