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    Cronic Renal Failure:

    Fluids given at home.

    Once your dog is stabilized and discharged, fluids can be given under the skin (subcutaneously).
    Has anyone had any long term (over a few months) successfull results with this.
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    Yes, I have. She was on a kidney diet with B vitamins but unfortunately she had doggy alzheimersand she would only eat snow and not drink water so when the snow melted it didn't work but she went for months giving her fluids under the skin. It's a difficult disease.
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    We did this too. Special diet and subcutaneous fluids at home.

    Ultimately, it became a quality of life issue.

    Sorry if you are faced with this John.

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    I usually take great pleasure in poking fun at you, but in this case from the heart- I feel for you sir -this is a tough time.

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    Thanks for the answers though sadly I will not be using the advice.

    At about 9:00 pm I found out that the kidney had shut down as a result of the fast growing cancer that we had been battling for about three weeks.
    It had spread to all of the vital organs and there was nothing left in the way of options but to do the right thing.

    I'm going to miss her a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    Thanks for the answers though sadly I will not be using the advice.

    At about 9:00 pm I found out that the kidney had shut down as a result of the fast growing cancer that we hade been batteling for about three weeks.
    It had spread to all of the vital organs and there was nothing left in the way of options but to do the right thing.

    I'm going to miss her a lot.

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    I'm sorry John
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    Very sorry to hear this John.
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    Sorry to read this John. My sincere condolences...
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    I'm sorry for your loss, John. It's never easy is it?
    May your fond memories of your time together help you through this difficult time.
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    Very sorry. It sounds like you did your best to give her options.
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