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Old 09-01-2011, 05:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My GSD 'VEERU' is ill. His creatinine content is 4.44 and BUN is 48. He is only 10 months old and very active. I read that usually kidney failure occurs in old age. This guy is still a puppy. Its hard to believe that my love is failing

I just now heard that inspite of 3 days of fluid flush therapy his numbers have increased!!

Is there any other case here in this forum where they had similar problems? Any suggestions please.
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He has become lethargic since yesterday and not eating after 2 bouts of vomiting. Stools were normal though.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am afraid sometimes young dogs (and people) have something serious enough wrong with them that they cannot make it.

I had a pup about the same age die of kidney failure (after much money we did not have to spend was spent at the vet)....

I do wish you the best and hope he pulls through.
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We just lost two of our dogs to renal failure after they got into some antifreeze. Unfortunately it is a very difficult thing to beat unless you are fighting it aggressively, and even then it may not matter. I really wish you the best, I know exactly what you're feeling right now.
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In our case, some of the breeders dogs had been poisoned by antifreeze but he thought the pups had not. We got him at 8 weeks but it took that long for probably the very small amount they ingested to do the damage. But I am sure many many things can cause kidney failure. Our own cause of death was indeterminate....but it was over 25 years ago.
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Has your dog been tested for juvenile renal disease? There are certain lines that carry it, and it is genetic. Do you mind PMing me the kennel and pedigree your dog came from?

Could be other things too like people have alluded to.
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Have you been feeding him an Chicken Jerky treats? There has been a huge problem with Jerky treats made in China causing kidney failure. Especially Waggin Train brand...

Could be anything they ate, especially if from China. If they don't mind putting lead in kids toys, do you really think they would care if a few dogs get poisoned?
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Gizmo went thru kidney failure at a little over a year. He did improve on fluids and now 3 years later he's 100% healthy.
Originally the vet thought it might have been genetic kidney disease, but after days on fluids his numbers improved and he made it through. We assume he must have gotten into something - maybe he inhaled a pill off the floor...that was the only thing we can think of since he is always carefully supervised.
Hope Veeru continues to improve!
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I hope he's going to be ok. Keep up posted
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sorry that your young dog is in there fighting the fight , here's hoping for you ..

this gives an opportunity to remind people how toxic xylitol , a sweetner in a lot of gums, toothpaste, baked goods , is . In one case a dog required immediate veterinary care because he had ingested 3 gum wrappers . snopes.com: Xylitol Deadly to Dogs

Broccoli -- seen in so many home cooked meals for dogs has a substance , isothiocyanate , that according to AVMA and CVMA , that is toxic.

once again hope for the best
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