My sweet old pups Cosmo has peacefully crossed Rainbow Bridge from home and is now with her siblings Raven, Jasper and my first B, Casey. In her annual vet visit in July, she was diagnosed with early stage renal failure. Followed the vet's instructions and got her Azodyl and also shifted from Merricks/Orijen Senior to low protein diet (Purina NF). At first she ate it then won't touch it at all. Then the blood panel in September showed she was in late stage renal failure. Got more info and help from the forum and got her on Epakitin and subcutaneous fluids every other day. I think the fluid is the one that helped her feel so much better as she seems to perk up after each session. Called her showhandler for more suggestions and got her on some raw food, variety of ground meat, since she won't eat anything that she used to eat except some treats. I know she's hungry but can't seem to want the food so not sure if she's feeling nauseous but nevertheless, it's clear she is not her normal self. I used to feed her twice daily all her life but now I was hand-feeding her six times a day and she was trying her best to eat. We spent our last weeks together doing our usual early morning walks, going to the park, driving around town, going to Jack-in-the-Box drive-through as she loved eating the french fries on our way home, gave her treats like vanilla ice cream and the whole life pure turkey breast that is her absolute favorite. We just love our quiet times together and above all, each other's company. Since the day I picked her up in Virginia at the breeder 12 years ago, I tell her I love her - every single day. I cherished every minute with my Cosmo and I know she does, too. I miss her so much. My heart feels empty. My.heart.hurts. I love you always and forever, my sweet, sweet Cosmo.