Dog Kidney Failure. I wanted to share a nice note with our pet loving community that I received from Libby, a pet lover from Georgia who owns a Pekingese dog named Peekaboo. Peekaboo is just a year and a half old and she was diagnosed with a condition called renal dysplasia. Renal dysplasia is a birth defect in which the kidneys are formed abnormally. In addition to their small, irregular size their function is also compromised which usually results in a very shortened lifespan filled with ongoing illness and lots of visits to the vet.
Her kidney blood values were dramatically elevated and her regular vet did not hold out much hope for her at all, in fact he didn’t think the dog would survive more than a couple weeks. In desperation, Libby sought a second opinion from the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine, after which she contacted this veterinarian and author for another consultation.
We spoke by phone at length about Peekaboo’s history and lab values and decided to simply tweak her current protocol and add a couple natural pet supplements and a homemade diet to her daily regime. Much to even my surprise the dog responded better than either of us ever imagined and at this point, only a week later, we expect Peekaboo to enjoy a completely normal lifespan despite her diagnosis of renal dysplasia.
Libby’s note which she also addressed to a concerned online yahoo group is below. “I would like to thank all of you for your thoughts and advice. I/we know our dogs best and Dr. Carol is the vet that turned my baby around…..that I do know for sure. Her advice was clear, concise and easy to follow during our 2 hour consult.”
“I have TREMENDOUS RESPECT for her as a veterinarian and her professional and educated recommendations made all the difference in my dog’s life. In fact, not only is my baby eating and drinking, she is happy and for the 1st time in her life she has even started running up and down the stairs.”
“Dr. Carol has been in practice for 25 years. I was referred to her by a friend of mine who’s dogs kidney values were incompatible with life and she was told her dog had 2 days to live. With Dr. Carol’s help and advice she maintained her dog, Sabrina, a Sharpei with Renal Amyloidosis for a year. Dr. Carol told my friend after reviewing her dogs lab numbers it would be a long shot if she survived.”
“I will continue to use Dr. Carol…….just wanted to share what she has done for Peek-A-Boo and I. I was told by my vet who hospitalized her, she might live a week. Needless to say, I no longer use him.”
Libby/GA, “PEEK-A-BOO”, 1YR, Sleeve Pekingese, 6 lbs., Renal Dysplasia.