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10 mo old pup with kidney failure.

Geiggi
January 7th, 2013, 01:47 AM
Hello, I'm new here. I recently "took custody" of a pup who's owner did not want to treat his med condition because "it was too much trouble". He is a 10 mo old dachshund named Schatzi who chewed an electrical cord that destroyed half his tongue and all but ruined his kidneys. BUN 101, Creatine 7, Phos 5. He is on sub q fluids twice a day @ 100 ml each time, k/d canned dog food, an antibiotic, azodyl, and alum hydro. He is the sweetest little thing. Any info from anyone would be great.

Barkingdog
January 7th, 2013, 12:29 PM
The poor puppy, I am glad you are taking care of him. I wish I could give you some advice but my dog had cancer in his kidney and had to be put down. I know your does not have cancer. I hope someone here can give you some advice. What did the vet saw about the puppy chances of recovery ?

Geiggi
January 7th, 2013, 08:02 PM
Vet said he could live anywhere from weeks to a year :(

pbpatti
January 7th, 2013, 08:16 PM
This puppy is getting loving care from you, it matters not how long he has or does not have Schatzi certainly appreciates that you are there for him. :grouphug:

Barkingdog
January 7th, 2013, 10:01 PM
This puppy is getting loving care from you, it matters not how long he has or does not have Schatzi certainly appreciates that you are there for him. :grouphug:

Yes the puppy is getting a lot loving care and he is very lucky to have a very caring person in his life.

Geiggi
January 7th, 2013, 11:19 PM
He is a very happy little guy. If it weren't for his skinny little frame, you wouldn't know he was sick. Thanks for replying.

MaxaLisa
January 8th, 2013, 05:44 AM
Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for this pup, thank you for taking care of him.

The only thing I might think of is having a homeprepared diet formulated for him, if possible. In kidney disease, the quality of the protein is very important. This is the nutritionist who I use: http://www.betterdogcare.com/?page=nutrition

Geiggi
January 8th, 2013, 04:05 PM
BUN 45, Creat 5, phos 2

Vet said that she is amazed at his lab work. He has also gained 8 oz.

MaxaLisa
January 8th, 2013, 07:38 PM
Some kidney conditions can recover with support. Great news :)

Geiggi
January 8th, 2013, 10:02 PM
I'm certainly trying. Thanks every1!:thumbs up