Canine Kidney Disease - what we know and what we did for One Dog (Luka)
We found out Luka had kidney disease in January 2019. I had taken him to another vet when I could not get in to see our regular vet. He had been leaving a small puddle of urine when he slept. The vet reviewed his records and said kidney disease.
We immediately saw an internal medicine specialist who did an ultrasound. They told us he had pln or glomularnephritis, mostly based on his urinalysis and bloodwork. The ultrasound showed compromised kidneys apparently.
Luka hung in there and did really well for a year. Then he started getting sick when the vet wanted us to add subcutaneous fluids and a phosphorus binder. Both seem to make him sicker more quickly.