blabsforbullies wrote:Was the concentration of the urine (1.010) the very first morning urine? That tends to be the best concentration value for checking kidney function. Also, a good indication as to how the kidneys are functioning is by checking the protein/ ratio.
I have patients that have both cardiac and renal disease, and it isn't easy to deal with sometimes. To treat one, you could make the other worse. I think having the cardiologist evaluate the function is a great place to start.
Yes, the teeth are important, but wait to find out what the status of the heart function is before trying anything. It's also important to monitor what you do with respect to the kidneys too, because sometime the bones, etc have high protein levels and that isn't good for the kidneys.
I am so sorry. I hope it isn't as bad as it initially looks, and we are sending good thoughts your way!
The urine concentration was 10/10, normal is 10/30, and a dehydrated dog is 10/40. So his kidneys are not holding any water. Thats why he drinks/pees so much. And because his creatinine level is 2.7(?) and the norm is below1.8(?) And the RNN(?) was 28 which is on the high side of normal (normal ends at 29) So the kidneys are not filtering like they should ether. So the kidneys are not doing jack $hit! I need to find a food that is low in protein, and phosphate(?) anyone know of a good one?
We will see what the Cardio. says.
Thanks again for all the love!