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I wasn't sure what to say about Andy, I mean, what do you say about someone whom you've known for 17 short months? But that's the thing about dogs, and senior dogs and especially old greyhounds, they are kind and intuitive and invite us to know them and most importantly to love them. Andy was a track drop-out after 11 race fails and was adopted by a loving family who doted on him for nine years. Their hearts broke when they were forced to re-home him and after five weeks without a permanent address Andy came to live with me and the four resident campers. Andy arrived with every piece of paperw
When Andy came to me as a foster back in December, we ran bloodwork and a urinalysis because of his age and his physical condition (obese, limping badly, we wanted to start Rimadyl, etc). His bloodwork was fine but he had elevated protein in his urine (3+), high pH, and elevated Bilurubin. A BUN-creatinine ratio was normal, and a urine culture was negative, so we began Rimadyl. We monitored the protein in his urine and while it was still 3+ on February 18, and 2+ on April 20, by the time of his dental on May 15 there was "trace protein" in his urine which the vet said was normal, and Bilurubin