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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:59 PM
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protein losing nephropathy?

7yo male golden retriever Buddy started limping.

4/19 The vet saw nothing broken, prescribed pain killer and anti-inflammatory.

4/29 No improvement. Deteriorated in health. Back to the vet for blood work.

Symptoms:
Loss of appetite
Loss of weight
Lethargic
Increased thirst
Fever

Blood work showed:

Low Albumin 2.2 (reference range is 2.7-4.4)
Low A/G ratio 0.6 (reference range is 0.8-2.0)
High AST (SGOT) 69 (reference range 15-68)
Low Glucose 57 (reference range 70-138)
Low Calcium 8.8 (reference range 8.9-11.4)
Low Magnesium 1.1 (reference range 1.5-2.5)
High WBC 17.0 (reference range 4.0-15.5)
Low Platelet Count 67 (reference range 170-400)

Differential - Absolute
High Neutrophils 13260 78% (reference range 2060-10600
High Monocytes 1360 8% (reference range 0-840)

Prescribed Cefpodoxime 200mg 1 per day for 5 days

4/1 Deteriorated further; symptoms amplified. X-ray done. Showed no cancer or tumors. Showed arthritis.

Prescribed Baytril 60mg 1 per day for 3 days.

5/2 No improvement. Doesn’t eat. Doesn’t get up.

Anyone have any ideas of what I can do for my dog?

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Where are you located? Was Buddy exposed to ticks any time in the past few months? High WBC and low platelets with lameness often indicates tick-borne disease. We see that a lot with anaplasmosis. Test results can be misleading, so we usually treat with doxycycline or amoxicilin even if the snap test is negative and see if there is improvement. If there is, we keep them on antibiotics for at least 4 weeks.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Sorry I have no advice for you, but I'd try anything Hazel has to suggest! She's seen just about everything with her pack (I think she was a vet in another life to tell you the truth...).

Good luck with your pup. Don't give up hope.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 01:34 AM
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This sounds like a tick disease.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I was hoping that the OP would return, but for anyone else out there that reads thi, there is a yahoo group for IBD dogs, and they know an awful lot about PLE.

There are alo special diets to help with this, and additional B-12 is esential.
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