So Arwen is 12 1/2.. has cups disease, been on steroids about 7 1/2 yrs to control it (low dose every 3 days). I get her teeth cleaned every 3 to 4 mos AND brush nightly.
I took her in Tues. for teeth cleaning but her yearly blood work came back not good, kidneys. We are waiting on protein evaluation, but I am wondering in the mean time who has had their dogs on kidney diets, which commercial food did their dogs like best, etc.
While she is probably in fairly early stage, meaning she isn't going to have her life cut dramatically short, my options are limited. With her ongoing autoimmune, I always knew she was probably not going to make it to 15 or older. But honestly I am pretty sad right now. She is eating, drinking, totally normal for now. If it comes to needing subq… i really will have them sew in a port. She fought me for almost an entire YEAR over brushing her teeth.. not quality of life to stress her for liquids.
(pic of Cara using poor Arwen as a chair)