My dog is a 7 year old German shepherd, recently diagnosed with chronic renal failure. I don’t know what to believe honestly. The blood test results are really bad, but the vet says that the X-ray looks good and the kidneys are in perfect condition. Creatinine levels are 6, BUN >140, AMY 2500, phosphorus 11, ALT 123.
I’m kinda confused by the diagnosis that’s why I’m asking for an opinion. So, 2 weeks ago my dog suddenly started acting weird: he started pacing and scratching his back. He was in pain when touching his back or the tail and he didn’t move his tail at all. The symptoms were on point for limber tail syndrome.
I don’t know what to do honestly we aren’t ready to lose him! The vet prescribed us Marbofloxacin and Pronefra supplement (calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, chitosan, polysaccharides of Astragalus and marine oligopeptides). He is very sad right now, but eats, drinks and everything but it’s getting worse day by day. Coughing, vomiting from time to time. Unfortunately, the reason why I’m asking for help here it’s because the vet clinics in my area aren’t so advanced. (eh, even the healthcare system is bad). The vet we chose is a family friend and is the best here, but I think it’s weird that my dog had that tail problem and then this.. Before his condition got worse, I observed that my dog was urinating in spurts, asked multiple vets and I was told<span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"> </span>that’s normal for dogs.. I had a feeling that it wasn’t right. :( My questions are: Do you think he’ll be able to recover, or should we go for a more aggressive treatment? Do you think the diagnosis is correct or could it be another cause/ another illness? (ex leptospirosis) I’m also looking for food suggestions or anything that could make him better!