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acute renal failure

My dog was diagnosed with ARF on Nov 10/2010. She is still in ICU. BUN now is 25, creatinine now is 120, Calcium level is 23, and phosphorous level is way above normal. I can not get a straight answers on what all this numbers mean for my lovely dog. If there is no improvement in her blood work, can she leave normal life at home with diet, meds etc or this is it? Those numbers were 5 times higher fife days ago.  
Age
:  
8
Breed
:  
Pomeranian
Gender
:  
Female
Spayed/Neutered
:  
Spayed
State
:  
Ontario
Veterinary Visit (month/year)
:  
Nov 10/2010
Diagnosis
:  
Acute renal failure
Weight
:  
3.5 kg
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The fact that your dogs kidney values are improving is a very good sign!

Daily subcutaneous fluids give twice daily at fluids, aluminum hydroxide to bind the excess phosphorus, and B-Vitamins to boost red blood cell protection and combat the anemia associated with kidney failure.

It would be helpful if you were able to share your dogs complete blood and urine results as then I could offer specific suggestions much more accurately. Should you want to follow up with me on your dogs kidney status, that would be my pleasure.

Best Wishes,
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM

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