Our Brandy fell ill back in February, she had her usual mild ear infection as she often did this time each year- we took her on a Saturday to get more ear med, and they stated given she was now 9, she should have a routine blood/urine test. Came back fine but ph high in urine. Come Monday she was soiling (urine spotting) in her bed and anywhere she would sit. Also have discomfort during this. Her stomach was tender in the kidney area and she was very sluggish and weak. The vet then x-rayed her kidneys, came back fine. By Wendesday she was having shakiness, and neurological symptoms and her neck began to twitch. We took her back to the vet and she was put on steroid and iv fluids. Thursday evening they told us we can come get her. They handed her to me in a vegetable like state with only a tremor for movement. HEr toung hanging out of her mouth. Long story short, we had to put her to sleep Friday morning- the vet claimed she had Vestibular Disease, although it doesn't begin with loss of blatter control, bladder pain, and that Brandy was awfully young to have this disease, Brandy was blind at the end and had brain damage. They never saw this disease strike any dog so severely. February 16th at noon, Brandy was put down. This past week we learned of the food recall, I called the vet and reviewed Brandy's illness and death and found that it was the tainted food packets recalled by menu foods. That week I gave her companion packets and mighty dog both on the recall list. Now I wonder, wouldn't any vet recognize the symptoms of kidney failure when they see it? Or did the poison in this recalled food cause different symptoms from the basic natural form of kidney failure? I am baffled and angry- I don't really blame the vets but looking back, why didn't they include kidney failure as a possibility?
They did not run a blood panel to check to see if the kidneys were funtioning and all other organs? Thats something they should have thought to do. It would have shown immediatley that things were way off. I am so sorry you and you poor dog.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the thing, we had taken her on a Saturday for her ears, she often had ear infections during the season change- common for her- because she was age 9, they stated she should have a routine blood/urine test. So we did all of that. She was just fine until Monday 2 days following her visit with the vet for her ears-so the blood test at that point would not have shown anything. She began to soil and show signs of kidney problems that Monday, they did x-rays and it came back fine- it took her 5 days from soiling to having her put to sleep. She faught with all she had- she didn't want to leave us.