Chronic Renal Disease In A Dog
Wyatt Earp is a 12 year old MC Mini-Aussie with a history of occasional seizures, persistent positive Lyme, and recently diagnosed stage 2 renal disease. I am consulting long distance, so am unable to assess tongue and pulse, but he runs hot, and occasionally gets brief joint pain flareups that respond to a short course of carprofen. My theory is that chronic borreliosis is causing joint issues and glomerular inflammation-- he had a pretty severe proteinuria when we started in early March. My goal was to support kidneys while hitting the Lyme. I began treatment with XCHT plus Jin Qiao on the idea it would hit all the bases. Lots of other supplements, plus diet change to fresh food. His recent bloodwork shows reduced BUN and Cr numbers, and a UPC ratio just outside of reference range at 0.6 (was over 2). Here is my question... in other chronic Lyme cases, I tend to alternate XCHT and Clear Spiro over a long period, like 6 months. I am concerned about dropping the XCHT because the dog seems to be responding well to it. Should I give both, but pulse the CS every other month, or go ahead and alternate? High blood pressure also an issue for this guy-- conventional vet has him on BP meds, with benazapril he still was at 170, now vet put him on amlodipine. I have owner starting RxVitamins CV formula for the extra hawthorne, but wondering whether there is a classical formula that hits this as well.