Renal Failure In Dogs -
I took my rescued Cocker Spaniel to the vet last week
for a routine check-up.
The vet did blood work and it was discovered that he
was in renal failure.
My dogs age could be anywhere between 10-14 years old,
not sure because he was passed from owner to owner.
The vet gave him IV fluids and told me to take him home,
say my good byes and to call him later in the week.
He did say to make sure he drinks water and to feed him whatever he'll eat.
I know all vets are different.
I'm not into bashing this vet,
I'd rather concentrate on helping my dog.
It did upset me alot but
it got me to surfing the web,
looking for other options/information and forums.
I did learn that there is more info on cats with this problem than with dogs.
I'm starting this thread to see if anyone else has
had a dog with renal failure and what they have learned.
I had hope there would be a way to control it with diet.
Any advice from anyone's experience is appreciated.
I am taking him in for a second opinion.