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Melanie Evans | 6 years ago
Hello, I’am The Proud Owner Of A 2 Year Old Norwegian Elkhound Named Skye. Recently…

Hello, I’am the proud owner of a 2 year old Norwegian Elkhound named Skye. Recently we had taken her to the vet for what seemed to be a urinary tract infection or a bladder infection. He took her tempature and said it was 1 degree higher than her normal and then proceeded to run a blood and urine test on her. She came back clean from diabetes and her urine test he said was normal and she had no glucose or anything in her urine sample. She had no blood in her urine and he said all in all she looked like a normal healthy dog. We took her because we were concerned because she would drink water constantly and then she’d have to use the restroom quite frequently and had some accidents in the house. He gave us some antibiotics for a uti and told us she more than likely is going into heat and that it was normal. He sent us home. The next day I received a call from him and he had said he did a blood test on her again and said she has renal failure. I was wondering if it could possibly be a misdiagnosis due to the lack of glucose in her urine? She still plays around and still does everything normal and I’m at a loss because he said all we can do is put her on a low protein diet and that was it. I need a second opinion and I don’t have the money to run her to the vet again just yet. We are giving her the medication he gave us to give to her and she hasn’t been drinking as much water and has been using the restroom a lot less. Please, I can’t lose her. She’s my baby and she is pretty much all I have left.
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Melanie.

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6 years ago

i would want to know blood values.  and i would want a second opinion.  look into Care Credit, if need be, but i find it hard to believe your normal-appearing, healthy-appearing dog is going into renal failure.

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6 years ago

from Google: A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and balance fluids.

in short, chronic renal failure can be fatal if left unchecked, while (in my limited, and painful experience) acute renal failure IS fatal regardless of the amount of medical care.

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6 years ago

i stand corrected. i may be conflating that with renal displaysia, which was fatal in the case of our puppy – once he kicked over into acute failure nothing could be done. we went to U Penn’s vet hospital and they couldn’t prolong his life, either.

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Joshua Harrison-Simmons (@joshuaharrison-simmons)
6 years ago

whats renal failure?

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Blake Dr | 6 years ago
Hello My Bichon Was Recently Breeded By A Norwegian Elkhound, Or A Jack Russell…

Hello my bichon was recently breeded by a norwegian elkhound, or a jack Russell. Are norwegian elkhound pups to big for her to pass?

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6 years ago

please spay your bitch.  trying to give birth to elkhound cross puppies will be very expensive for YOU, as she may very well need emergency help.

why did you allow her to be around TWO intact males while in heat?  neither of these mixes are a good idea and could be completely avoided.  spay her.  don’t contribute to more puppies in shelters.  Maryland rescues are already full.

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Fatimah Aumeer | 6 years ago
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