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New Health worries for two of my "kids"

I took all three of my "kids" to the vet-or should say my DH did-can you believe that-LOL.

Well when the blood tests came back both Frannie & Roman's kidney levels were high. We did a urine culture on Rom and it came back negative-it seems that the problem was their food.

Now I have to put them on a different diet-wait three weeks on Frannie-8 weeks on Roman and do another fasting blood panel. The food they were eating is very high in protein even though the cans say 8-9%. Lordy am I learning stuff I never knew.

The heart dr has upped Frannie's lasix to 30mg-we are trying so hard to hold off CHF.

Just need hugs for me and the "kids". Miss Paige is fine-no problems for her THANK GOODNESS.

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Aww-I hope switching food does the trick. Sending healthy vibes to the whole pack of kids!!

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Sure hope the change of food will do the trick! They will be in my prayers.

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Hope switching the foods will help. Good luck!

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I hope the change will help, Pat. It's always worrisome when things aren't quite 'normal', but they'll be fine. Try not to worry!




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Saying prayers for your clan! What are their symptoms that prompted a visit to the vet?

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The can says 8-9%?? Is that even legal or am I not understanding? I'm sure this has you very frustrated and worrid about their health. I hope they test better when they go back to the vets.
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The food they were eating is very high in protein even though the cans say 8-9%. Lordy am I learning stuff I never knew.


Let’s hope the food change is all that is needed. Is the label wrong? or are you looking at the Crude Protein, that's 42% on the Evo Chicken and Turkey. I have always though Crude was indigestible.

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I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how terrifying it is when something is wrong with any of our babies. Sending prayers out for a healthy outcome for both of them.

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Yes, can you tell us more about the symptoms and the food they were on? I know the vet warned me about keeping dogs away from cat food because there was too much protein in the cat food for the dogs...

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