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Guest luluaz

Gypsy is aging, along with her kidneys :(

Fact of life, but is there anything natural that I can be giving her to help support what is left functioning?

She is currently eating SG Holisique Blendz(lower protein).

Our Doc put her on PPA for incontinence, but I stopped giving it to her following a discussion with Burpdog

regarding the dangers of that drug. She will be going with me to a chiro vet this week for a consult and hopefully

a chiro adjust &/or accupuncture shortly thereafter.

Thanks for your input, GT'ers!

 

Lisa

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Guest Mom2Gr8dawgs

I'm starting to look into this for my Marky. His kidney values are slightly off right now. There are some products available at www.b-naturals.com Check out the newsletter section, too, cause there is at least one that deals with kidney issues.

 

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Guest Tigonie

Emma is 8 and was diagnosed with kidney issues several months ago. She's on Purina NF food along with Enalapril ($4 prescription) and MSM (over the counter in the human vitamin aisle). I think the MSM is a relatively new treatment, since my regular vet had never even heard of it. The normal canine dosage is 9000 MG a day, but Emma can only tolerate 3000 MG daily. More than that, and diarrhea sets in.

 

I don't know if any of these treatments would be appropriate for your dog's case. That's what our specialist recommended for Emma, and she's doing VERY well, both in terms of blood/urine test numbers and her overall appearance and energy level. The fur on her butt and belly is even growing in where she'd been bald for the 5 years we've had her!

 

The general diet recommendation for kidney problems is low protein and--they say even more importantly--low phosphorus. Potassium is supposed to be very good for them, so Emma gets lots of bananas.

 

I hope that helps a little!

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Guest ss556

Alan is on benazepril, spironolactone (as per Dr. Couto) and Norvasc ($$$) and baby aspirin. I also give him Vitamins: B, C, ECoQ10, Gluco/Chon, Fish oil, pepcid when needed. I add chicken or beef (both boiled) to his kibble which was SG, but now is Eagle Pack Holistic Duck & Oatmeal. He has been holding his own for a while now, actually a little better than when first diagnosed. Is his blood pressure ok?

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Guest cailysmummy45
It's safe to feed. In fact it's sometimes used for dogs in kidney failure because it's low in phosphorus.

 

Try maltomeal mixed in with kibble

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Guest minzenon

Shae is well into kidney failure. He is on a low protein diet, which consists of bread/toast,pasta, potatoes, basically plenty of carbohydrates. The vet also told me to buy junk food - McDonalds, biscuits, anything fatty as well as anything he likes. The fat helps somehow with the kidneys. He is also has a shot of Repair which is a steroid injection to try and keep what little tubes/filters are left in the kidneys intact. He has had bladder control issues at night which was fixed by a course of Pseudoephedrine human sinus tablets- one tablet morning and night (after 4 days if it improved he dropped back to half a tablet morning and night) well i kept him on the full tablets for 5 days then presto no more loss of bladder at night, so now he is on no tablets and we haven't had an accident for 3 weeks. Pseudoephedrine is for sinus relief in humans. Shae has the same dosage as a human but for a dog it has different effect by going straight to the nervous system area which in turn controls the bladder.

It is really a case of plenty of carbos, pasta and fats and not much protein.

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  • 2 years later...

I am so sorry that I am just seeing this post. I had a grey in renal failure. Two things I did which I felel prolonged the quality of her life. Saw the holistic vet once a month for acupuncture and got in touch with Marina at www.naturalrearing.com. She sent me chinese herbs for my grey. She lived about 4 years longer after being diagnosed.

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