View Full Version : No one can figure it out..... Help?

07-08-2011, 06:50 PM
Two purebred Shihtzus one mom and one a boy from mom. Mom is 8 years old and boy is 6 years old. Recently Mom's kidneys shut down and she went into vet and they have had her on saline and antibiotics but nothing is working and today they had to put mom down. Boy (our dog) went into vet 24 hours ago with kidney failure on same treatement of antiobiotics and saline now. Doesnt seem to be working and he isnt eating at all. Dogs live 40 miles apart havent been together since may and they have had no other conditions in the past other then the boy had valley fever once. Two Different vets are stumped about what the problem could be and at the moment looks like monday our dog (the boy) will have to be put down if nothing changes. Anyone have any experience with problems like this in the past. any advice at all?

Boy dog lives in Mesa, Az and Mom lived in Maricopa, Az both dogs are primarily inside dogs.

02-09-2012, 09:12 PM
Kidney problems are deadly. Just like in humans, those with kidney problems will have to undergo cleaning of blood 3 times a week via machine to prevent blood toxicity and I don't think they have the same machines for dogs.