my 15 yr old dachshund was diagnosed with kidney failure last night, he is on 250cc X2 a day sub Q. Anti nausea and appti increase meds.
He lab results
Urine Specific Gravity 1.015
I gave him his saline under skin last night and this am, this am he is eating and walking and chipper.
I will go home and add another 250 cc
The UA displayed crystals not normal more like antifreeze but there is NO way i have looked everywhere high and low it is impossible. I also have 4 other dachshunds. I explained to the vet and she said can just be kidney failure period. Moderate Failure. My question is can bird seed or bird poop cause this as well? Also am i doing everything i can do ? Please reply asap.
Hydrate under skin 250-300cc x 2 a day
Appetite stimulant Mirtazapire 1/2 tab daily
antibiotics for bladder (clavamox) x2 daily
1/2 pill anti nausea (pepcid)
I am so sorry to hear your fur baby is having these problems
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This forum is run by a very knowledgeable man named "Tony"
who has done a lot of research on kidney issues with dogs,
there are alos several folks there who are going through some
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My vet prescribed Fluids under the skin 250cc-300cc x2 a day. The bad says each 100ml contains sodium chloride 600mg sodium lactate bla bla bla,,, my question is.... my dog has a failing kidney why the heck are we injecting sodium into him?? Please reply on this and my first comment.
I think you need to talk with your vet,YOU ARE CORRECT
to wonder about the sodium in the fluids, perhaps your vet
doesn't realize SALT IS NOT what your guy needs,I am not
the "expert" on kidneys but do believe SALINE SOLUTION
is what is used,not the sodium and as you saw,either is
plain to see on the fluid bag.
( my only personal information on this is because I have
one kidney and I KNOW I have checked all fluids when
given to me as a human would seem the same for a dog?)
Perhaps Tony would know or be able to offer more insight
on the type of fluid solutions?
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