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Postby Roxers » Sat May 03, 2008 8:24 pm

I was looking up some stuff while I was working in the ICU at the vet school tonight. Mentioned something about signs of prerenal azotemia were high BUN, also black, tarry stool! But I don't know. Also, chronic renal failure will result in anemia and failure to concentrate urine. Chronic renal failure is usually in older dogs, but it said you can see it in young dogs if it's congenital renal failure. BUT, with that you should have small kidneys, so since hers looked normal, I don't know about that either.

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Postby Maryellen » Sat May 03, 2008 9:03 pm

her poop is no longer black, its dark brown and light brown.. her kidneys on the ultrasound the vet said were perfect size, andher other organs he showed were also fine he said..

i put her on innova puppy food as maybe the raw was throwing off her results along with the uti or whatever she has ..

did you see the link to the bloodwork i posted that was done a few days ago in a pdf format?

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Postby Roxers » Sat May 03, 2008 9:08 pm

Yep I looked at it. I was wondering about the high Alkaline Phosphatase, but I learned tonight that with puppies it can be high because of increased activity because they're growing. Not sure what to think about the high platelets.

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Postby Maryellen » Sat May 03, 2008 9:15 pm

ok cool... what i dont get is she is thriving great, gaining weight every week, getting taller, eating fantastic, playing, etc...

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Postby Bustersmama » Sat May 03, 2008 10:10 pm

Jeeesh! I had no idea she wasnt doing well. Hope she gets better soon.

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Postby Linariel » Sat May 03, 2008 11:25 pm

ME, my shepherd is on Clavamox right now and his poops are screwed up six ways to Sunday. My vet said its quite normal.

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Postby Maryellen » Sun May 04, 2008 5:29 am

her poops last night and this morning on innova puppy kibble and clavamox are perfect brown poops, i think it takes a week for the clavamox to get settled and then your sheps poops should be ok

bustersmama she is doing really good except for the light colored pee..

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Postby pblove » Sun May 04, 2008 6:31 am

all I can say is I hope she will be fine and get the last laugh out of all our worries for her :twisted:

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Postby Maryellen » Mon May 05, 2008 7:03 am

her poops are now BACK TO NORMAL!!!!!! and, she is NOT obsessively drinking the water as much either!!!! i put her on innova puppy food since saturday, and she is getting used to eating kibble.. her peeing in the house is also gettng better too she is having less accidents.. it might be a combo of clavamox, starting to feel better, etc... we are still going to see a kidney specialist just to make sure of everything though.

(i hate kibble, she poops more on it, but thats ok..)

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Postby Roxers » Mon May 05, 2008 7:47 am

Yay! Glad to hear she is doing better!

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Postby akaspaddero » Mon May 05, 2008 9:47 am

So glad her poop is back to normal!

Keep paws crossed no kidney issues

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Postby Deniselynn » Mon May 05, 2008 2:06 pm

Great news ME! :nana: I hope she stays well!

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Postby Maryellen » Thu May 08, 2008 8:24 am

poops still nice round firm and brown.. urine is getting more concentrated a little each day, last night at puppy class she peed on the floor and when i soaked it up with a paper towel it was a nice yellow color, better then its been.. so we are hopefully on the road to recovery. i bring a urine sample saturday morning at 8 to the vet to have it checked again as they want morning samples as they are more concentrated.. keep fingers and paws crossed that all goes well..

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Postby The Teflon Don » Thu May 08, 2008 8:31 am

Good to hear, ME...all fingers and paws crossed here! :thumbsup:

Maryellen wrote:poops still nice round firm and brown.. urine is getting more concentrated a little each day, last night at puppy class she peed on the floor and when i soaked it up with a paper towel it was a nice yellow color, better then its been.. so we are hopefully on the road to recovery. i bring a urine sample saturday morning at 8 to the vet to have it checked again as they want morning samples as they are more concentrated.. keep fingers and paws crossed that all goes well..

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Postby concreterose » Thu May 08, 2008 8:35 am

That's great news...sounds like she's over the hump :thumbsup:


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