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We updated bloodwork today. Our dog has elevated BUN (44) and CRE (2.2).
Brief background: Diagnosed OSA Jan 2017, SRT and carboplatin, regrowth and amputation Sep 2017 followed by doxorubicin completed in Jan 2018. UF Vaccine trial along the way with a host of herbal/holistic supplements. Currently undergoing a new vaccine trial.
I went back and she's had elevated BUN/CRE in past results, and they seem to both fluctuate on the high end out of norm range. We feed her a low carb diet... chicken, broccoli, cottage cheese and a little bit of oatmeal.
Anyway, I'm a bit concerned for her kidney health. My hope is that these numbers are a result of diet and/or not drinking enugh water. She's always been a light drinker (of water). Going to get urine test done tomorrow.
All other values that could be related to this (phosphorus, etc.) are normal.
Also, she's acting normal with still high energy as an 11 year old amputee.
30 April 2018
My girl fluctuated in the high/slightly out range for BUN since we adopted her from the county shelter at 2. We have actually had really good results with a raw diet. About a year after starting raw, he levels went back into normal range & has stayed there ever since. We test them every year just to check. I know raw isn’t for everyone, but that’s my experience. We feed Darwin’s if you want to check them out.
Thanks, Melinda. We haven't gone raw but we have gone natural. Or at least as natural as we can afford (we buy frozen chicken and broccoli). I'm concerned mostly about the underlying cause.
We've used artemisinin along with many other supplements... has anyone had experience with bad BUN/CRE numbers from supplements or diet that could be fixed?
Great news! Her values are back to near normal. We stopped the rimadyl and sanshedan chuanbeiye for 24 hrs priory to the good test.
So we've narrowed down the cause and looks like kidney failure is not it.
We suspect rimadyl as the culprit... may put her back on and see how levels change. Anyone have BUN/CRE rise with long term NSAID use?
22 February 2013
Glad you figured things out! I kmow that Rimadyl can cause issues with kidneys and liver in some dogs. From what I understand, although it can be related to long term use, sometimes it can cause issues even in short term use.
Hopefully you cam find a good alternative .Keep us posted.
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