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Old 05-18-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Our GSD has not eaten in 2 days, yesterday, hubby said she threw up twice(we let her and the golden retriever out of the dog run everyday to run for at least 1/2 hour)and then today, she was limping. I called the vet to get her in, as her nose also looked funny at the end. Well, the limping was getting better, but, she just wasn't herself. While we were at the vets, the vet was feeling around and found a place back by the hips that she could tell was sore, which we've noticed before when rubbing her back there sometimes she'll let out a yelp, and also the vet found a big knot on her stomache towards the back, which she still has to do an xray on. Well, the vet called a bit ago and said the GSD was having kidney failure. She's not even 3 years old yet. She's wanting to also run lepto test on her, which hubby read up on lepto and said there is no way possible that she has that. Anyway, I was crying, but, the vet did say she had a 75 to 80% chance of making it. I guess after they run more tests, they will probably do the xray I would imagine too. I know there is no question with this post, guess I just need some positive thoughts please. This is very hard on me
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I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.. please keep us updated..((hugs))
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Awwwe, sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!
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Oh honey I'm so sorry. I will keep you and your GS in my prayer's.

I lost my GS to kidney failure but Pepper was going on 17yrs. old.

Your pup is so young. I do hope the vet can pull your baby threw
this.

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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Thanks. I'm also worried about the lump the vet found on her belly. I remember awhile back I called the breeder(guess maybe it was a year ago), she said the mother had passed away(at 3 years old). She said she had choked on a rawhide, now, I'm starting to wonder if it was kidney failure instead. Everything I'm reading says this can be inherited. Just like her ears, the right one never did come up, just like her moms. This is so hard, she's the best gsd, would never hurt anyone.
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Aw, poor girl. Keep us posted.
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Oh my-poor baby. I am so sorry. She is young. She will be fine cause her mama and daddy love her very much and she knows it. Keep remembering your husbands word- SHE DOESNT HAVE IT!!
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i'm so sorry to hear about your GSD. I'm hoping its not kidney failure and its something that can easily be taken care of.

Lepto is transmitted mostly threw urine of infected animals. Stagnant water is a great place for it to lie. So if a wild animal that had this urinated in the yard there is a chance your GSD could have picked this up. Maybe from a rain puddle or something. Lepto can be treated.
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i'm so sorry to hear about your GSD. I'm hoping its not kidney failure and its something that can easily be taken care of.

Lepto is transmitted mostly threw urine of infected animals. Stagnant water is a great place for it to lie. So if a wild animal that had this urinated in the yard there is a chance your GSD could have picked this up. Maybe from a rain puddle or something. Lepto can be treated.
The vet did the tests, and it's def. kidney failure, she's trying to find what caused it. We know after reading up on it, there is no possible way it could be from lepto. They asked us if she could have gotten in to anti freeze, again, that is impossible. The 2 outside dogs have a huge dog run built behind the house. They get let out everyday to run but, when they do, Steve or myself are with them the whole time they're out. The whole back yard is fenced in, the only thing that can get in are squirrels, and in 22 years we have seen one deer, and that was before we ever had the fence up. The vet we have is really thorough and we really like her and know she will do everything possible for Lex
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I am so sorry to hear this. I know you must be heart broken.

I would definitely get the lepto test done, as kidney failure
is a significant symptom of the disease. And if that is the case,
lepto can be treated if caught in time.
Unfortunately, lepto is making a giant comeback in the US.
This year vet hospitals have reported an increase in the
number of infected dogs; and this believe it or not includes
an increase for dogs living in US urban areas, not just rural.
Please keep us updated.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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So sorry to hear this news about your dog. Thought and prayers being sent you way.
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Sherrie, I am so sorry to hear about your gsd. Is there any possibility she could have ate some type of plant that could cause that or a toad? I pray she will be okay. Hugs.
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oh no sherrie first your brother and now you. i am SO SORRY to hear about your GSD prayers and hugs to you that she recover!!! 75-80% are good chances and i pray she is part of that percentage!!!
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Sorry to hear about you GSD. When I had a puppy with kidney failure last year, the specialist said that they could do a lot to maintain a dog in kidney failure even if there was only 25% kidney function, so hopefully they can help your baby.
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