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Old 04-17-2013, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm new to the forum but not new to the boxer. I have a 1 year and 7 month old female boxer. With high levels on her blood test prior to spaying her. Indicating a kidney problem per the vet. Why wouldn't I spay her sooner? Money issues. Any how me and my baby girl are going Friday for an ultra sound as recommended by her vet. I have not seen any change in my dogs behavior ever. She has always drank a decent amount of water and of course urinated along with that. My pup is very active and I attributed it to that. She eats good. Kinda picky about food but is a good eater. I guess my question is has anyone else had this in a young dog that acts the same. Completely normal and ok? And what was it? She has acted and had the same eating and drinking habits since we brought her home at 8 weeks. She goes and has gone to the vet regularly since then also.
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Im sure they recommended an ultrasound to see if the kidneys might have a congenital defect. I know diet is a big part of the treatment for dogs with chronic kidney problems and there are herbs/supplements too. I hope all goes well keep us posted!
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I'm really hoping that all we have to do is maybe some medicine and a change in diet. We go to see the specialist on Monday. I will try and update after our appointment. Thanks for the info.
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Sorry to hear about those levels. What are you feeding her?
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We have been feeding her pedigree complete nutrition.
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Well as I sit and wait for my dog to get tests run. New blood and urine tests. I was informed that my dog was born with this. No real treatment just prolong with prescription food and meds. Dog still acts normal. Sucks to get such grim news about my pup.
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I am sorry to hear that it is congenital. Pedigree has been suspected to cause kidney failure. I would feed a different diet and see if levels improve. I hope things improve. Don't give up.
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As of today we are switching to what the vet recommended. It's called hills and its prescription food she is also getting aluminum hydroxide powder. To help out her kidneys. I'm hopeful this will help.
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Vets always push the prescription diet. I am not a fan of any of them. In my opinion there are better kibbles to help with kidney isses but if it were me I would consider feeding a homemade diet. What prescription did they put you on Hill Science Diet w/d?
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Yes the hills science renal. I would love to cook her meals. But I think we are going to give this a try and see if she improves. If not ill give her whatever keeps her happy. Be it me cooking canned food whatever she'll eat. As long as she eats and is happy if the hills stuff doesn't help.
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