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Old 07-29-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hi. My Boomerang, 14-1/2 years and 5.5 pounds, the love of my life, is now threatened with kidney failure. My vet is administering sub-q fluids daily, we have him on baby food and are praying he will survive this.
Has anyone heard of or tried alternative medicines for kidney failure. I found a company on the web, Five Leaf Pet Pharmacy. They offer an all natural product with lots of testimonials on how great the product is and how it has saved the lives of many dogs. I'm searching for someone to support these claims.... I'm desperate.
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Azodyl by Vetoquinol is highly recommended for dogs with renal problems...I would look into this supplement as it has been a great deal of help for many.
Here's some info on it:
http://www.vetoquinolusa.com/pages/pdf/AzodylVetBro.pdf
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Thank you so much. We will be back at the vet tomorrow for another dose of subq fluids and I will ask about this. We appreciate your reply!!!
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Your welcome! Good luck with your baby, and please come back to let us know how he is doing. Give the azodyl a try if your vet agrees.
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We used the special Science Diet for kidney problems for our Kizzie. Once she was stable, and on the new diet, she did pretty well for another year.

We finally let her go when she was 16 yrs. It was heartbreaking, but the best for her.

I hope you find something that will help you and your baby.
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Boomerang also suffers from smoldering pancreatitis so we are on a special lo fat, lo potassium, low sodium diet. We thought he had had another flare up only to discover kidney failure. We get retested on Thursday and are hoping for the very best. Life just wouldn't be the same without my baby
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Awww. I so understand this. I hope you get good news.
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Thanks everyone for your good thoughts. We had good news yesterday, his BUN level dropped from +130 to 77. We know all of your prayers helped.
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Great news!! Did you talk to your vet about the Azodyl...It is supposed to normalize the urea cycle and lower the BUN significantly...77 is still high, but MUCH better than 130+. The brochure in the previous link I sent explains how it works. I highly recommend it.
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You know, I printed the info you sent and gave to my vet. He wasn't very excited to give it to us and I'm not sure why. I will ask next week when I see him. I have started Boomerang on a natural herb supplement and I will let you know how it works out. We go next Friday for re-testing. He is so much perkier today, it makes my heart smile.
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I am praying for you and your baby.
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I am so happy to hear your baby is doing well. I will pray for you and him. I was wondering, can a dog ever recover from a kidney failure, like with your dog and being diagnoised with it or is it something that has to monitored for the rest of his life? I just never ran across this before and was just curious. I hope the best for you!
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praying for you i lost my poohgirl at 11 from kidney failure

i know how you feel may god bless you both and send a speedy recovery
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I am so sorry. I lost my Dixie at 7 months to congenital kidney failure and I was seeing a nephrologist and he told me that he had a lot of older Yorkies in his care right then that were doing really good on SQ fluids and medicine's. Maybe try a kidney specialist they may use some alternative meds. Dixie's BUN was like 477 at the specialist's office and off the regulat vets chart. So sadly nothing could be done for her. I will keep him in my prayers.
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2 years ago we took Boomerang on vacation with us to the beach. One day at the dog beach he ate sand, a lot of sand. We had no idea. Well 12 hours later I was at the emergency hospital with him, his kidneys had completely shut down. We have been battling kidney disease aon top of his existing smoldering pancreatitis ever since. I bought something on the internet last week that we are trying. This product came from Five Leaf Pet Pharmacy, is an all organic herb supplement and a 3 week program. If it does half what they tell me it will be incredible. They also recommend hydrotherapy although we have not started that yet. I will keep you posted as we will be having the BUM levels checked weekly. So far I can honestly say he is perkier and has more bounce to his step than we have seen in a couple of months. I refuse to throw in the towel!!
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