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Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs Group
A group for information and discussion and for emotional support for owners and companions of dogs with Chronic Kidney Failure. This is a complex and traumatic illness and affects about a third of all dogs over the age of 12yrs. While there is (as yet) no cure for this disease, there are things that can be done to improve and extend the quality of life for our best friends - and when all else fails, there are people that have traveled this path already that can offer empathy and support to grieving owners. If you wish to ask questions or talk about a particular dog, please head your thread with your dog's name, as this will help identify the discussion.
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Our Bassett Lucy was diagnosed exactly 4 weeks ago. BUN 114; CREA 8.6. She was eating the first 2 weeks, KD Hills and specially prepared ...
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I was told his Bun is 45 and Creatine is 598, they said he should be really ill, he suffers Shar Pei fever when stressed out, so I sat wi...
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Hi, Our dog is 4 years old and we are pretty sure it was a toxin that our dog ingested to get him to this stage. We had him stay in the ...
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My dog was diagnosed with kidney failure last May, the vet said that about 70% of his kidneys have failed and he has been on sub q everyd...
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I have a 6 year old Black lab. He dog was diagnosed with Kidney failure as a result of lymes diease. The initial blood work was BUN 68 a...
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Tony, I was reading your previous comment that lactated ringers are safer than .9% saline for kidney disease. My dog also has Addison's n...
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My dog was recently put on Benazapril for her kidney issues. Some of the side effects say it can cause kidney issues. Anyone have any ide...
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I have not posted for a few months. My little Yorkie was dx with kidney and heart failure April 2014. He took a turn for the worst very q...
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We lost our little Jasmine on Monday night. She was a 14.5 year old Jack Russell. She has been in kidney failure for about 6 months, at...
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My Domino was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney failure. Like everyone else I saw the weight loss, excessive peeing, and loss of control of ...
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I've posted before. My beagle Gracie was diagnosed with CRF after her Addisonian crisis about 4 weeks ago. She was on IV fluids for 3 d...
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Our cocker spaniel has both cancer (mast cell tumours) and now stage 3 kidney failure. He no longer has chemo and we are in palliative ca...
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My 3 year old German Short-hair Pointer, Gracie, ingested Advil a week ago. I am completely at fault for leaving a bottle on the table b...
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It can be alarming to receive a diagnosis from the vet that your best friend has chronic kidney disease. Although there is no cure, there...
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Yesterday we received the heartbreaking news that our beautiful girl Brewer has chronic kidney disease. Her CREA was 6 (unfortunately I d...
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Hello, I'm new to this forum. And, like most, I've been researching the internet compulsively to help my dog. I have a 13+ year old...
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Hi everyone! I've been reading this thread nonstop and I think it's time to post my own experience that I'm currently dealing with. I'...
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I have written a huge amount of information articles on canine kidney failure, and most of them will be useful to anyone here that is jus...
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Hello, I have a ~10yr old border collie/Lab resce, Jeetu. Her appetite had been steadily decreasing the last couple months, and last wee...
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If your kd dog is suffering from nausea and not eating because of it, try asking your vet for Mirtazipine. This can help - and in some ca...
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