kudzu Posted January 23, 2012 Share Posted January 23, 2012 We're just starting this adventure. She's GH X AussieShep. (Yes, we know she is exactly that.) She is 12 yo was was supposed to be a foster. Am doubting the odds of adopting out a senior mix with a drinking problem. Because of the excessive drinking that continued after the initial stress of her family upheaval we started diagnostics. Vet has not diagnosed PLN. It feels like so long since I was dealing with kidney issues & this girl's are quite different from the garden variety CRF I've dealt with in the past. Have not dealt with glomerular related issues before. What the vet is proposing we start with sounds correct based on my memory & brief searching but I know others here have in the past & likely currently are dealing with PLN. Here's our starting plan based on vet's call this morning with the lasted news & her diagnosis: aspirin, daily dose of 1/4 of 81 mg tablet enalapril, will know dose when I pick it up tonight moderate protein food, Royal Canin Renal MP 14 or something with comparable protein, phos, sodium /kcal levels I had already started her on fish oil. Its just 1360 mg oil containing 625 mg EPA & 244 DHA Meds start today & new food Tue or Wed. We have follow up appt for Sat where they'll rerun some blood work to check values again. At that point I'll have the big Q&A session on where we are going with this from here. This look about right to folks for the first week of treatment? I've never been a fan or prescription food & would be lying if I said I liked the ingredient list for the Renal MP but I've seen a lot worse & it seems plenty of folks have had success with it. I am open to ideas but keep in mind that the chance I will successfully switch to home cooked is basically nill. Been there, done that, failed... thrice. TIA, Laura Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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