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    I sometimes wonder if their sense of smell starts to go and that's part of why they lose interest in food? Kind of like us when we have a cold. I found that adding chicken stock (not broth) helped with Ferk, cuz she could really smell it. Might that work, Olga? Also weird about the SQ fluids! Sending a ton more
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    Sofie is still doing ok. I got more canned food to feed her. She likes it better. Didn't water down the kibble today and she actually ate it all. Maybe she prefers crunch. I need to look into cooking for her. I am afraid I'd end up giving her too much protein. It is tough on kidneys .

    Sebastian has been sleeping either in the same bed with her or else most of the time on the floor next to her bed. I do have 2 beds in the living room. Not sure what this is about.
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    Update: she is still acting ok and eating her food. Her labs are slightly worse from a month ago. I am still giving her subq fluids twice a week, which I hate doing. I am not able to switch her to k/d diet at this point because k/d is quite high in fat (25-26%). It can make her pancreatitis worse. So, just going to keep her on g/d for now.
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    My mom is in a similar situation with her almost 13 y/o cocker spaniel. Maybe pancreatitis... maybe kidney disease (maybe caused by the food he was on to prevent bladder stones)... maybe Cushing's. Oh, and hypothyroidism. He's on I/D lowfat now. At least he likes it.

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    Sending more for Sofie and hugs for you, Olga
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    Oh my, that familiar old doggie balancing act. that it keeps working. Tons more
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    It has been 2.5 months since Sofie went into kidney failure. I thought I would post an update. She is still going strong. I am still doing subq fluids twice a week. Now she hides from me when the steamer/IV pole comes out. I plan to take her back in July for recheck.
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    I this update, Olga!!!!! She's no fool lol. everything for a good recheck next month. Will b anxious to hear an update! In the meantime, more coming at you!
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    Thanks for the update, Olga. I'm so glad she's doing well and you are both hanging in there. for a good re check.
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    Lots of continued rayz for your little girl!
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