First subcut for Pole and Cleo

After letting Pole and Cleo rest for a few hours, I decided to try the subcut for both just now. The vet had said perhaps it would be a better idea to do it tomorrow as today’s consultation took almost one-and-a-half hours, plus the waiting time. Blood was also taken and the ultrasound was done […]

Cleo and Pole’s check-up (kidney issues and hyperthyroidism)

Six months ago, their SDMA readings were both normal, but their creatinine levels were on the higher end of normal.

I have also been rather worried about Cleo and Pole because I noticed both have been drinking water more than before. This is one symptom of possible kidney issues. Cleo also has been peeing more […]

Ginger’s check-up at the vet’s

It’s been six months since Ginger’s last check up where his SDMA reading was 15 (0-14 is normal) but his creatinine was only 100 at the time so we did not start him on any treatment.

Ginger’s check-up was all okay except that he has gained too much weight. He is 6.6kg now and yes, […]

Bunny & Indy’s check-up (after 6 months)

It was six months ago that Bunny & Indy’s SDMA tests showed early kidney degeneration. We started on twice-weekly subcut and have maintained that since then. Three months ago, the SDMA readings went down, which was good. The subcut sessions continued.

Today was their check-up after six months from diagnosis.

I was a little worried […]

Zurik’s check-up

I decided to take Zurik earlier for his check-up because the build-up of the abdominal fluids is very fast now.

We drew out 325ml of fluids but there was more.

Zurik’s urine had been dark yellow for some time now and today, his skin has a yellow tinge as well. Jaundice has set in and […]

Zurik’s news

Yesterday, I drove to the clinic to change Zurik’s liquid antibiotics to a tablet. It had been very stressful for him to take the liquid (even though it is the same one that Pole takes willingly); he froths and spits it out, and most of all, it is extremely stressful for him. The vet changed […]

Pole’s last day of antibiotics

Pole has been EXTREMELY good in taking her daily antibiotics and this evening’s dose will be the last dose. That’s 7 days of antibiotics.

The antibiotics worked wonders because right after 4 hours of the first dose, she was already able to urinate. After that, there was no more straining at all. But we still […]

Managing Zurik

Whether Zurik’s beginning jaundice is due to hepatic lipidosis or not, we are not absolutely sure, but the fact remains that he hasn’t had much appetite for the past week.

It is also a fact that he needs to eat. Whether it is hepatic lipidosis or not, eating definitely helps. His loss of protein is […]

Zurik’s check-up

The past few days have not been good for Zurik. Ever since the 375ml of fluids was aspirated from his abdominal cavity last Friday, he seemed to have lost his appetite. He only had one good day, which was on Tuesday, where he was able to eat. On other days, I had to force-feed him […]