Dog Kidney Medication Alongside Metacam
I adopted Addie, a 10 ten year old mixed breed in June of 2014. She has reverse sneezing and very productive "forward" sneezing. About a month ago, she was panting and I realized it was due to her having difficulty breathing through her nose.
Just about 2 weeks ago(12-12-14) she had a CT scan and a Rhinoscopy done. There were no foreign objects found in her nasal cavity. She was diagnosed with chronic nasal inflammation and put on .4ml of Metacam. She received that dose every day for a week.
After a week, I had her blood work done and her kidney values are good. After the initial week was up, she went on an every other day regime. The internal medicine vet said to try every three days.
Addie is not quite there yet. She starts sneezing the day she is due to have another dose. She has improved immensely with the forward sneezing.
I have been giving her milk thistle 2'xs a day to help support her liver. I give her about a 5th of 175mg capsule.
I saw on Dr. Karen Becker's website a liver/kidney product and wanted to know if you thought it would be ok to give to Addie with the Metacam.
If you don't think it would help Addie, what kind of kidney support would you recommend?
I do have human Renafood by standard process that was recommended for a dog I had at one time.
Addie is just about 15 pounds. I don't know anything about her history except that her person died and she was surrendered to a kill shelter. My vet wonders if perhaps she lived with a smoker. I do not smoke.
Thanks for you time and help.
to ask our veterinarians a question but haven't subscribed to My
Online Vet? Click
here to learn
how or click here to go back to the Ask a Vet Online Library of questions.
Want monthly "News You Can Use"
and important Organic Pet Digest new content updates? Click
here to sign up for our FREE Dog Care Monthly
Do you believe in holistic pet care? If so, please tell your friends about us with a Facebook like, Google +1 or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!
For additional research, search for your topic...
Disclaimers: The information contained in this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a pet owner/site visitor and his/her local veterinarian(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified professional.
In the spirit of full
disclosure, we wanted to let you know that we proudly support this
website through advertising and affiliate marketing. In other words,
when you click on a link that takes you outside of this website, we
often earn a small commission. These small commissions allow us to keep
the site up and running and to continue offering it completely free of
charge to you. Rest assured that all content, recommendations and
advice are created before, and are independent of, any sponsorship or
affiliate relationship. Click
for more info.