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Thread: Anyone have a dog survive kidney failure caused by lyme disease?

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    Will continue to send good thoughts for your friend, and her lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    Will continue to send good thoughts for your friend, and her lab.
    Agree whole heartedly....

    This thread is full of good information for a very frightening issue...

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    We don't have ticks, fleas or mosquitos where I live (altitude, I think is the reason), but obviously, when the dogs travel more than a few miles, they're exposed. Still, we don't really experience Lyme around here. I asked my vet about the Lyme vaccine when we were headed to a very infested area and she was plus/minus on its effectiveness. Didn't even have any on hand. Had to order it.

    What are the chances a vaccinated dog can still get the infection? Is that data available?

    Is there any tick-repellant that works well enough for you to feel secure about your dog's safety?

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    See what tomorrow brings...

    My friend's dog was seen last week. BUN 21, Creatinine 1.1, Urine protein 5.4 (down from 32.7) He is feeling fine and has been cleared for all activities.

    I look at him today in amazement. When this first started he wasn't eating and lost a lot of weight. He then started to retain fluid (14 pounds), and his feet were so swollen and the paw pads stretched so thin that he had sores on his feet.

    The treatment included doxy, pred, fluids, slow acting diuretic, enalapril, plavix, appetite stimulants, another heart medication and a lot of prayers.

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    What awesome news!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb Z View Post
    See what tomorrow brings...

    My friend's dog was seen last week. BUN 21, Creatinine 1.1, Urine protein 5.4 (down from 32.7) He is feeling fine and has been cleared for all activities.

    I look at him today in amazement. When this first started he wasn't eating and lost a lot of weight. He then started to retain fluid (14 pounds), and his feet were so swollen and the paw pads stretched so thin that he had sores on his feet.

    The treatment included doxy, pred, fluids, slow acting diuretic, enalapril, plavix, appetite stimulants, another heart medication and a lot of prayers.

    Miracles can happen.
    Thanks for the update ... Especially with such great news.
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    Great News! Prayers to continue on this positive roll.....
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    Lymes is terrible and using K9 Avantix works the best in the Northeast... it actually repels the ticks.

    As far as the dogs survival chances time will tell and a special diet needed. If the Lyme was not in the system long the kidneys may function well after treatment.. Right now they are filtering out lots of dead bacteria and the toxins from the die off...

    Dogs who carry low level infections have the nephritis because of the many years of the immune system slowly fighting the disease. It is a good reason to test for Lyme at least twice a year in areas where your dogs are exposed to ticks.
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