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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:14 AM
chicacat4 chicacat4 is offline
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Help for 16 year old dog with kidney failure

My 16 year old poodle was recently diagnosed with kidney failure. I can't remember the exact numbers but I know when he went to the vet his BUN was around 100. They put him on IV fluids and it came down to 30 but in 2 days it was back up to 70. They advised me to take him home and make his last days comfortable. He is still eating (very picky) and seems to feel ok but of course is very thirsty. I keep reading about subcutaneous injections and am tempted to give him those to make him more comfortable and not so dehydrated. Should I try them or do I just let him be? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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