I just found out about an hour ago that my 5 1/2 month old has been diagnosed with kidney failure. It sounds pretty bad. The vet cannot tell me if it's genetic or not, they can't give me a 100% answer why he has it at all. He did get into mop water with lysol a few months ago, but he got into it because he was so thirsty. I was worried about diabetes and instead I found out it's the kidneys. Boscoe was the "runt" of the litter and they vet again said that could be it but can't pinpoint.
Have you guys had dogs with kidney failure? I'm sure they were older but what are my options??? I couldn't understand and pay attention to what the vet was telling me after he said his kidneys are failing...still kind of in a state of shock. I know that right now I have to go to the vet's to get a prescription food that the protein will break down easier or something. Then we have an appt for a week from tomorrow to see how he's doing on the food and see where we go. I'm just confused and devestated. Most of you know the only reason I got Boscoe was because I had to put my last dog down at two years old. Now I don't know how long I will have with Boscoe. I don't know what to think. I know I'm just rambling but I'm just lost at the whole news.
So if anyone has experience on what I do, please let me know. I will be working closely with the vet but I know it will be expensive. I'm just lost. I thought I was doing well I got over losing my last dog, and now this. I know it's not a death sentence right now, but they can't give me any kind of timeline until the kidneys shut down.
Ok, I just know you guys have lots of experience and knowledge usually to help out. I have to go pick up the special food now.