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  1. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Maybe it's a case of too much watching the cows LOL. It is just that she is eating so much, her poos are black & green & chockers full of undigested grass & even gum leaves. I might try cooking her up some sweet potato & giving it to her with her dinner. I read somewhere to not give them the water the vegies are cooked in as it is high in phosphorus...not sure if this is true
  2. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    No she is not on any medication just the KD diet, a tiny bit of sardine & half a turkey neck. She was on medication for a bleeding stomach ulcer prior to this, but last test showed that she was over that. I am thinking that maybe she is after some fibre as the mush that comes out of the KD can for her nightly meal, breaks my heart. That is why I am continuing with the half a turkey neck, for her teeth. She gets the KD kibble in the morning.
  3. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    She is eating a lot of grass. I know they eat grass to induce vomiting, but I havn't seen her vomit. Her poos are dark green & full of grass. Is this normal? Apart from that she is quite active & still eating good.
  4. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    I gave her a bath today & have been trying to get out some dreads from in her loins, but she appears to be a bit touchy around that area. I am guessing that maybe that area is tender due to the kidneys??
  5. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will ask the vet about the Pediasure if the little bit of milk is a problem. Good idea on the stock. I will make some up, even if it is just to get her to drink more. I usually make up a whole heap of fish stock after hubbie has been fishing & use this on their kibble. As I say, she is eating it no problem, but I am sure she is finding it awfully boring
  6. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    I put her outside for a pee about 3am & then tried to go back to sleep. Finally I went into a deep sleep & at 7am, she encouraged the younger dog to open the door for her (he's good at that) & she came flying into my bedroom & jumped up on me with lovely muddy paws & then proceeded to do zoomies around the room & carry on like a 2 month old. So still plenty of energy left in the old girl. Her appetite is good. She is eating the Hills which I pour some water over the top. She is not drinking much water. She is wanting more & more milk added. I tried her again this morning with the milk in the water, but she wouldn't touch it, till I poured it into her feed bowl. I thought I might get her some Brunswick Sardines No Salt Added, & just top her kibble with one or two as a treat. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences & advice. It is all being taken on board. Not sure if I would like to go totally down the holistic path as there is no-one local that I could see. & I really don't want to experiment with my precious girl. I have faith in this new vet I have been taking her to....just want to make her meals a little more exciting without upsetting the balance. I am about to order some RC dry plus cans.
  7. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    It is not a very nice smell...at first I thought it might be bad breath from the Hill kibble she is on
  8. Nutrition

    Sardines come in Spring Water. Most brands have them I just get the Woolies home brand ones.
  9. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Bindi will only drink water from the bowls that are inside the house
  10. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    She hasn't drunk much to day that I have noticed, probably because we have had visitors, & her breath stank, so I put a teaspoon of milk in a bowl of water & she drank the lot. Hope I have done the right thing,
  11. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Bindi was on Carprofen (anti-inflammatory) which gave her a bleeding stomach ulcer. I found this out when I changed Vets. She had her last blood test for that on 1st November & everything was fine & all back to normal. So it has come up really quickly. The vet said that the dose she was on with the AI would not have caused it, but higher doses can. At the moment she is as bright as a button & I am going to be positive & order her the biggest bag of Royal Canine plus some cans. She is missing not getting her daily egg, sardines or yogurt
  12. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    She has now gone 3 nights without wetting her bed. Definately doesn't seem to be drinking as much water...I assume that is a good sign and that the food is making a difference.
  13. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Is this the one ?? https://www.budgetpetproducts.com.au/new/product/royal-canin-veterinary-diet-canine-renal-7kg-for-dog-dry-21666/4792/?refs=9&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbF0161zrJoUQaokFc1DnnMAs7DqpaRmyCj1lhrBMxklJQoSrDy3k-QaApsbEALw_wcB
  14. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Thanks Crazeydoglady for posting that. Interesting that she can still have an egg & sardines & the vet said that her 1/2 turkey neck a day should be fine. she also said to introduce the new food gradually over a week.
  15. Stage 3 Renal Failure

    Bindi has just turned 11& still has heaps of energy. I took her to the vet because she has started to pee in her sleep & at first we were pretty confident that it was a treatable old lady thing, until she did the tests