bernie

by bernie
(michigan)

i found out today my jack russell has kidney failure and the cost will be between 1800 and up on top of the 400$ i spent today. he is only 7 years old and he is a big part of our family. the treatment is no guarantee he will make it and they also said his one kidney looked enlarged. any help please. write me back asap thank you.

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Jack Russell kidney trouble
by: Anonymous

I'm so so sorry to hear about your Jack. Vet bills can be very very pricey and unfortunately kidney failure is not uncommon for JRT's. I would ask your Vet about any special diets, fluids and vitamins that would be helpful for dogs with kidney issues. I would think he/she would recommend a low protein diet and lots of water among other things. There are some medications out there that may help as well. Depending on what stage your dog is in, the Vet may have some recommendations. I would also ask about how successful surgery is but from what I hear, it is not usually that helpful in many cases.

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