Correction: They had me come back 8/23 for the last labs which was Wednesday and not Monday. They wanted to see how the sub q fluids might be working. Thanks
Tony, Thank you very much for your input. He weighs 10 lbs. He returns tomorrow for another set of labs. I've made notes as the vet did plan on giving him Aranesp. They are really pushing the Hill's K/D diet and seem to think if phased in slowly, it will be ok. I'm terrified with the PSL level being so high. He also has allergies to grains and soy. Seems like so much going against my baby. He is getting 200 ml of water a day in addition to subq fluids by syringe and also being syringe fed one of your recipes with low fat ground turkey substituted. I cannot tell you how much your helps means and I am truly grateful.
Okay. I think 350ml a day is too much for a 10lb dog. The absolute maximum advised is 200ml, and I would tend to consider 150ml more appropriate. Yes, keep phasing in the Hills kd, it will be rich in good nutrients and importantly low in phsophorous.
Hi my dog Sadie is not a big fan of the prescription KD either. I always have to supplement with fresh cooked foods, but try to get as much of the canned KD food into her as I can. My dog has been on the KD for almost 2 years, so I think she is just tired of it. I supplement with things like egg whites and fresh veggies, as well as some lean mean such as chicken breast and ground turkey. Sweet potatoes are a great option if your dog's potassium is not high. A tip I got from Tony is to drizzle a little organic honey to entice, which she really likes, I add it to her white rice. I also make white bread toast and crumble a small amt into bread crumbs on top of the canned KD food, which she loves and will usually eat the canned food this way. She eats Royal Canin KD canned food only, not the dry, you could try this, if he rejects the Hills as another option (not sure about the allergy ingredients in the Royal Canin). They have 3 varieties. Sadie has been taking Azodyl too for 2 years and this seems to have helped held her numbers steady since her DX. As well as the Alum Hydrox phosphate binder, seeming to make a big difference too. Sadie has recently seen a rise in her Amylase and Lipase, which I attribute to the canned high fat KD (source of energy for KD dogs), so I had to cut back on it for awhile and pick up on some carbs in the meantime. It is a fine balance, but you will definitely get the hang of it and it sounds like you are doing great! Hope your Yorkie continues to show improvements!