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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #91 (permalink)
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How does he look? that's how I should have phrased it. If his body condition looks like, then i think the caloric intake is good.

At his stage of CRF, what is his maximum PH supposed to be?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #92 (permalink)
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How does he look? that's how I should have phrased it. If his body condition looks like, then i think the caloric intake is good.

At his stage of CRF, what is his maximum PH supposed to be?
His spine is visible. Ribs normal. However, we keep seeing him everyday so am not sure what to make of it. Let me try to get a picture of him tomorrow.

About Ph, not more than 500-600 mg IIRC.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Ask UConn but I think if his CREA level stabilizes perhaps find a way to add more protein to his diet? I did read somewhere that egg yolks, while high in PH, are good to add to the diet in moderation. Once or twice a week, maybe?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Ask UConn but I think if his CREA level stabilizes perhaps find a way to add more protein to his diet? I did read somewhere that egg yolks, while high in PH, are good to add to the diet in moderation. Once or twice a week, maybe?
That's a good idea Michelle. Hope we can slowly peg his CREA on something. With so much variation, we aren't sure what to do. We want to increase his protein but are scared it'll mess up his CREA.
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I know! My vet did say that CREA could go up and then stabilize but Banshee is only Stage 1. UConn would now more about this than I so definitely talk to her.
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Is Glucosamine Sulfate okay for my pup with a renal condition? He has weak hind legs and was wondering if I could use it.
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I'm checking on that for you but I wonder if his hind legs are weak because of the low protein which would affect his muscle growth rather than a joint issue?
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I'm checking on that for you but I wonder if his hind legs are weak because of the low protein which would affect his muscle growth rather than a joint issue?
He hasn't had the strongest hind legs since he was a baby, but we just ignored them as puppy legs. It's highly possible what you say is causing it. Reason why I want to try glucosamine is, if it'll help with the low protein. I'd love to up his protein but again am scared if it'll mess up his values.
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CRF page says they use it and are confident it's ok. What about an alternate source of protein like blue/green algae as a supplement? You would need to be aware of the phosphorus level in it but it also has calcium which may offset the ph.
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CRF page says they use it and are confident it's ok. What about an alternate source of protein like blue/green algae as a supplement? You would need to be aware of the phosphorus level in it but it also has calcium which may offset the ph.
I am giving him Spirulina everyday. Is that the same thing?

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