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Old 09-24-2019, 05:37 PM
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Default BUN/Creatinine

Yukon just had his 6 month blood work done and the vet said red and white blood cells are fine, but BUN and creatinine are elevated. She said she thinks it's a GI Bleed and for me to give him omeprazole 10mg 2x a day.

I also noticed that lately when I start a new bottle of Vetsulin his BG goes up in the 500's for a couple days.

I am concerned something is going on.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:25 AM
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Jesses numbers with a new vial usually is not as good at the beginning but settles down over time

Yes sometimes higher numbers can point to something going out of whack . Maybe give it a week and see if things settle down
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: BUN/Creatinine

Any abnormal peeing behaviours?
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Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: BUN/Creatinine

I noticed the last couple days he has been peeing more than usual when we go on our walks.

I just brought his morning urine in to have it tested.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:02 PM
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Yukon's urine came back and everything looked good. Vet wrote back no infection urine had a little glucose (expected) but no ketones, white blood cells or bacteria.

I wonder if his dirty teeth are causing these high blood numbers?
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:23 AM
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Did the vet do any other kidney tests or exams?
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:02 PM
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So the blood came back and his BUN was high but creatinine was normal. The vet thought he had a G.I. bleed so she put him on omeprazole twice a day for two weeks and I had blood pulled again yesterday. It came back within range.

The problem I'm having now is that his back legs are getting really weak he's having a hard time standing and getting up. I was giving him Cosequin DS before he got the diabetes but once he was diagnosed I had to take it away because it seemed like his blood sugar wasn't going down.

Does anybody have any suggestions on a supplement or natural remedy to strengthen his hind legs? I take him for walks twice a day and he goes up a lot of stairs. Today was kind of a scare because he almost fell down the stairs going up them

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Old 10-20-2019, 05:26 PM
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My jesse has lost some strength in her hind area as she gets older and now 15

I see yuki is 14 and you may expect some loss of strength at this age

I have not done anything with jesse except give her some help when she needs it maybe getting up on an elevated position

She walks ok and gets around on her walks

Some have use vitamin b-12 for leg weakness and some said it helped but its hard to know for sure
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:41 PM
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I've heard good things about methyl B12 and diabetic neuropathy. It's really helped a lot of dogs.
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for all the helpful information everyone I truly appreciate it. I'm kind of in a rut right now because all of a sudden in the last few days Yukon's BG has been over 600 by 4 p.m. Nothing has changed I took his blood this morning at 9:45 and it was 222 and took it at 4:30 and it was 645.

I am really considering changing insulin I just don't know how complex it is. What are your suggestions? I know he has Cushing's and other things complicating matters but I just can't seem to get him regulated on the Vetsulin.
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