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    Our 14.5 year old pug was just diagnosed with stage Iii renal failure. This was a shock as we just took her in for her yearly and the only concern I had was she didn't want to eat that morning but she was eating that afternoon. She is had already been on zee land Tramadol for her back legs. Now she is on two nausea meds. One appetite supplement, and sub q fluids every other day. Since the visit on Wednesday she has refused food, but with the meds she is eating more. She needs to be on a low protein diet, but the dry food we bought she won't touch. We have canned ordered.

    My question is this.... Has anyone experienced this? She is barely in the stage Iii category and the hope is with therapy to move her to stage II, but the life expectancy is not good. I'm heartbroken.

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    So sorry for your baby. I don't have any experience with this, hopefully someone will be along soon who has.
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    I'm so very sorry.

    If you search the story about a member, @Twice, and her bully, Abby, you'll get outstanding advice on nutrition and meds concerning renal failure.
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    I am so sorry to hear what you are facing with you little Pug. I have had many dogs, in my life-all who have stayed with me until their passing-most of them as "senior citizens". As stated, you can read the recommended thread, but she has reached her senior years, and though it is so painful for us, you can only do the BEST you can for her, keep her pain free-give her the best quality of life she can have.At this age-(any age,actually)her QUALITY of life becomes most important. The day will come when she will let you know the right thing to do for her. We all will pray that she will have several more years. But, I always think of -if it were me, how I would want to live.?
    I pray that she WILL improve, and have several more years-but give her lots of love and make sure she is comfortable for the REST of her life> We love them so.....
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    So sorry to see you all going through this... I have no experice but send love and prayers to you all.

    I tagged two members that might be able to give some insight
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    Awe, I too am of no help in the advise department. I just wanted to post my support as others have as well. I am so very sorry you and your family are going through this and will pray for all of you. Know you have a lot of shoulders to cry on here. God Bless.
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    I'm so sorry, but I think @Twice is the the one to give you best advice on renal issues.

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    No advice to give but sending my prayers to you and your fur baby.

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