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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
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04/19
GREEN TRIPE saved my dog from kidney failure
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7622073 tn?1409085258
07/17
Hi Tony.  I have been away from this site for a long time.  Think of all of you often.  Hope you and your babies are well.  I see you are helping people and their pups.  I would never have made it without you.  

Regards,
Charlene (Sammie's Mom)
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01/17
Hello Tony,

My 9 Year old Shar Pei has been diagnosed with Kidney failure, 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 with him for 9 hours while he had fluid to cleanse his Kidneys, his Bun went down from 43 to 35, but a week later it has risen to 45, but his Creatine has come down to 598. My boy is still quite perky, and eating chicken fillet and rice. I have tried him on the Royal CKD food, but after 2 days he was not interested. He is also on 10mg Fortekor. He is not bringing his food up, and is still wanting to go for a walk.I have looked all over, and came across this help page, and would greatly appreciate any help available
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03/16
Hi Tony.  Thanks for the welcome.  And thanks for all of the information you have put together on this forum.  I hate the reason that I am here, but I am thankful for kindred spirits.  

Curtis
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7622073 tn?1409085258
02/16
Hi Tony.  Hope all is well with you and your pups.  I haven't been on this forum for awhile.  Since the format changed, I'm very confused how to post.  Still shed tears over my Sammie but Bonnie and Natasha kiss them away!  Do you hear from Lynn (Darbie's Mom)?

My best,
Charlene
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01/16
Just a quick note to say hi and I'm back !!!
I left you a post on the forum today ( Jan23,2016.)
Thanks Nancy aka sassfras
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12/15
I am a foster mom for Tucker, a 7 year old choc lab.  Just diagnosed with early kidney disease.  Elevated BUN but creatinine is normal range.  I have taken him off commercial dog food and giving raw meat and sushi rice, with veggies, ground egg shell, pumpkin puree, salmon oil, B vitamin, Q10 vitamin.  He is eating well, drinks excessively and only occasionally has urine accidents.  He is also blind incidently.  At this stage is there anything else I should do to keep him as healthy as possible.  I thought egg shells would bind the phosphorous?  No?  Thanks
Carole
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12/15
Tony, just looking for some reassurance as we have little time with our 10 year old Cairn Bella.  She has gone down hill fast this last week.  Creatine levels at 9 , put her into ER and the last test showed 5.2 . That is where they are now.  Ultrasound showed cysts on kidneys, liver scarring and sludge in the Gal bladder.  She isn't eating and drinking very little.  I don't want her end to be painful but I want to help her if I can at this point.  I'm already spent five thousand in treatment, not sure if daily IVs is just dealin the inevitable.  Any advice ?
Aaron in Chicago
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14146674 tn?1433798390
06/15
Thank you for your note Tony. Losing Abby has been so hard but I appreciate your kindness and thoughts.
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06/14
Just a quick note to say hi!
Just taken my beautiful 7 year old standard poodle for her parvo happened to mention she was drinking a little bit more  vet suggested bloods then within a hour she was diagnosed stage three kidney failure with high BP of 190/200 upc 4.47 bun18 urea 18.7ncrea 258 amyl 2201 lipa 4076 . Totalty stunned shes never looked so healthy, good appetite, drinking not excessive, coat excellent no vomiting, jumping around like a year old any advice gratefully received as i am not coping well.  Thank you
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06/14
Thank you for your welcome!  I replied to your response. :)
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7622073 tn?1409085258
06/14
Hi Tony....I think I've been able to "join".
Charlene
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1832268 tn?1326816010
06/14
Hi Tony.... I will join the Kidney Group.... though I can't really say that I will be a "Key Member."  I'm just not sure my heart can handle it . That's one of the reasons I dissolved the Kidney group I started, and I wasn't ready for the big commitment of daily responses to peoples questions. I don't really know how often I will check in...but less in the summer and more in the fall and winter.  I guess we will just have to wait and see...!!  You, my friend...are the perfect person to head this group..!  :)    xx
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7622073 tn?1409085258
06/14
A big thank you to Tony and everyone else for helping me with Sammie.  She is still with me because of all of you.  Tony...your expertise is invaluable.  No possible to say thank you enough!!
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462827 tn?1333168952
06/14
Tony, I can't find it....Tell me again.....Thanks, Karla
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6669309 tn?1462648142
02/14
You deserve a big bear hug! Thanks again for your concern and support. It helps more than you know. Please give Giro and Sally an extra hug tonight Tony.
                                 xoxo
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974371 tn?1424653129
03/13
Hi Tony. Didn't know you have a Greyhound.  We adopted one we had for over 9 years and have fostered and babysat quite a few but had to give it up.  Is yours an ex-racer?
Still miss our guy.
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1832268 tn?1326816010
09/12
Tony, thanks so much for the hug. I really do need it. This whole year has been so difficult for me, but I can honestly say, that the one good thing about it is your friendship. Thanks for always being here for me. You are a gift.
I will write to you soon...!
Loads of love to you .....
Connie X
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675347 tn?1365460645
06/12
Thank you for your support and kindness, and the lovely things you said about Misty. I didn't realise she had touched your heart so much. If you had known her you would have loved her for sure. She was a very special Soul X
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675347 tn?1365460645
05/12
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my journal. So appreciated. Hope you are OK too?
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462827 tn?1333168952
03/12
Thank you Tony...I knew you would help....Yes, it's another heartbreaking one! You responded beautifully! I know that it also rekindled heartache for you & I'm sorry for that......Thank you again, Karla
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462827 tn?1333168952
03/12
Hi Tony....Would you help us on this one? You word things so beautifully, I believe you can help this gentleman....Beware though, it will hurt YOUR heart.....It's titled: "Kidney Failure Going Down Fast".....Thank you for having a look......Love, Karla
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01/12
Thanks for your empathetic reply.
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
Tony...I am busy working this weekend...but will write to you soon...possibly Tues...or Weds.   I am anxious to hear how your holidays went....Hugs to you...Connie
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
My dear friend Tony....I hope you have a Happier New Year...!  Thanks for being here. Connie
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1868280 tn?1320165473
12/11
Thank you Tony. It's refreshing to hear the English language written correctly...Your kindness
and comforting words helps...I wish you all the best.

Mark
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462827 tn?1333168952
12/11
Tony, Let me see if I've got this right: Your x-partner is coming to spend Christmas with you and your current partner, your also dog sitting his dog, then the 3 of you,  plus both dogs will spread BB's ashes on the beach tomorrow?  Correct?  WHAT ARE YOU THINKING???
Just kidding!  :)  I hope it goes "Wonderful" for you!  Good luck, I'll be thinking about you....Merry Christmas to You & Yours (Two legged & 4 legged!)......I wish you Peace for the Season & Always........  Sincerely, Karla
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
Tony......Merry Christmas, I hope all is Merry and Bright. Your Angel BB is with you tonight.
Lots of Love right back at ya...!
Connie
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
Tony...I just want you to know that I am thinking of you today...and my heart will be with you, when you bring your Angel home.
Consider yourself Hugged...with a warm embrace from me....Connie
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
Thank you for everything!  
Oh Tony...you are such a sweetheart...thanks for offering your support to Dekesmom...and thanks for the wonderful things you said about me....the feeling is mutual...!  Dekesmom posted her concerns , as a new question ...( like I suggested )....she is going to try and treat her dog with meds and supplements...you may want to check her new post.....Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to help....Sleep Sweet Tony....Bear Hugs from Minnesota...Connie
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1832268 tn?1326816010
12/11
Hi Tony...just a quick note to let you know that there is a new person on the 4th Stage Kidney Failure Post....if there is anything you can do to help, it sure would be appreciated.
Name is Dekesmom....I will be gone most of the evening, so I will not be able to respond, I am sure is will be looking for some support as soon as possible.  Thanks so much....Hugs to you....Connie
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1832268 tn?1326816010
11/11
I am not sure that the first attempt at sending your message went through, so I sent it again...sorry if you have 2 of them in your inbox....!  
Connie
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