I’m not sure where to begin, but want to let you know that Nina could use all the Power of the Paw prayers, vibes and good wishes you could send.
Since November of last year we have been aware that her kidneys were not working normally. We put her on a diet to help her and for quite a while she did very well with that. Over the past few months she had begun to not want to eat as much and in the past couple of weeks stopped eating any type of commercial dog food. She would still have some dog treats, but we have only been able to get her to eat baby food and food we cooked (mostly meat) and even that is a struggle.
Two days ago we took her to the vets to have some tests done and see if there was anything we could do to entice her to eat and make her feel better. Her kidney values from the tests were dangerously high indicating that she is in kidney failure. Right now she is at the vets all day to receive IV fluids to help flush out her kidneys. She also spent some time there yesterday and will go back tomorrow for the time the vet is open (about half a day) for more IV treatment. We will also administer subcutaneous fluids to supplement what she has received through the IV. This treatment will hopefully bring her blood work values to a lower level and help her to feel better and hopefully she will begin to eat.
At 14 1/2 years old we have known that our time with her is limited. She has had the best life any dog could ask for and for the past couple of years she has enjoyed the company of my husband and I home with her all day, every day. So I ask that you put your paws together and help Nina to feel better for now. Thank you.