Chronic kidney failure in my 11 year old beagle. Have had her in the hospital twice to receive fluids, and am now having a vet tech over to the house daily to give her fluids.
She’s perky and happy and thus, our vet and we do not think it is her time to go, even though she does not like the hydration treatment.
My main confusion at this point, is her diet. I know that they said low protein is important, but more important is low phosphorus. She was eating a chicken and pasta canned food from a pet health food store, but is turning away from that. In desperation, I gave her a plain chicken breast which she gobbled up (am always worried that she is nauseous since that is when she stops eating and her BUN number rises).
So, is it o.k. for her to have chicken on a daily basis, or just be “strong” and leave the canned food down until she eats it? Have Pepcid from the vet and some other vitamin.
Any advice on any of these issues would be most appreciated because we adore our Jessica! Thanks much.