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barkingrottie
post 11th Feb 2018, 4:03 pm
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Lovely photos. Wish you and Peggy to keep well.
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post 11th Feb 2018, 4:10 pm
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post 14th Feb 2018, 12:09 pm
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Still thinking of you and Peggy, and sending a few hug.gif
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post 14th Feb 2018, 4:52 pm
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Thankyou she is doing better now. Im glad to say. will just have to take each day as it comes i think. Im holding for the 12th may which will be her 15th birthday so fingers crossed she is as stubborn as she always has been and we celebrate her birthday.
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post 14th Feb 2018, 7:08 pm
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post 15th Feb 2018, 2:03 pm
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Obi, my old boy, is 14 and a border collie. He was diagnosed with kidney problems about 16 months ago and is still doing very well.

Our vet put him on Fortekor, which is for heart problems, but which has the side effect of boosting the kidneys, and the difference was visible, in his being able to hold his wee and in helping his counts. His creatanine levels have been dropping since he was put on it, 172 in December 2016, 123 (normal) in December 2017. His urea has dropped a bit and is now 14, and his phosphorus (1.4) is within normal levels. He's still on a grain free Lily's Kitchen with only 1% phosphorus (higher than recommended). Less protein than the Taste of the Wild he was on before, but still higher than other dog foods.

I did a lot of googling when he was first diagnosed and looked at the special kidney foods. Apparently they are very tasteless and a lot of dogs won't eat them and can even end up with protein deficiency. It also seemed that it's only towards the very end, when he's in kidney failure, that I need to drop the protein and phosphorus to the levels of those foods.

I found also that raw tripe, that they've always had a couple of times a week, was good for his counts and now they both have it every other day.

Best wishes for Peggy, I hope she's with you for a good while yet.
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