My dog was diagnosed with early stage kidney disease, and I found a product online called Tripsy, a natural supplement for dogs with kidney disease. Although it's not treatable, this product helps with suppressing it for awhile. It is only sold on a website called Pet Wellbeing, and of course it garners rave reviews on their website.Just wondering if anyone has heard of it or used it and if so, what their thoughts are of it.
Well, history on Jack is that he's an 11 year old GSD, so at this point, anything we give him to make him feel good is a plus. I started giving it to him about three weeks ago, and the company, pet wellbeing dotcom, said it would take about a month to see the effects. Overall, he does seem to feel better but to what extent the Tripsy is helping, it's probably just too soon to tell. I just ordered a second bottle, along with the cancer treatment supplement they sell, since besides having bad kidneys, he also had a cancerous polyp under his toongue. His vet said try it, it won't hurt him, and he is a larger (over 100#'s) dog, so a bottle only lasts about a month. As long as we give him a good quality of life these next few months, we're happy.
I hope that it works for you! My little 13 yo Maltese was diagnoised with kidney failure and by the time that I found Tripsy, it was too late. I wish I'd found it earlier, but guess that it just wasn't meant to be. I still have a mostly full bottle that has been refridgerated and is good for quite a while yet. If you'd like me to send it to you, I would gladly. I hate to see it go to waste and I'd send it with a cold pack. Message me personally if you want it, with mailing info. Good luck! It's so hard to have older pets, especially when they develop health issues.
I have an open bottle of Tripsy which I purchase for my 14 year old dog diagnosed with kidney disease but she had an advanced case and it did not work for her. Most of the bottle is left in the refrigerator. You are welcome to it if you like as perhaps your dog would benefit from it. I live in Vermont and my only concern would be in shipping a product which requires refrigeration when opened but feel free to contact me if you're interested.
I too am a bit wary about trying tripsy. the old adage if its too good to be true, it probably is. but anyone have any experience with diabetes insipidus.? I have a 10 year old golden retreiver that is currently on desmopressin and really not keen on any sort of medication, always looking for a natural alternative that works.
I've gotten numerous emails on this since I first posted in regards to the effectiveness of Tripsy - I would have to say, since Jack's passing, I ask myself - did it help? The answer is no, it did not. Had the outcome been different with it, versus without it, no. The customer service was awful, their blog only allows positive reviews, of which none of mine were, so they were not allowed. Save your money, and use it for senior dog care on your dogs. It really did not work.
Hello!, I have a 12 year old daschund, and last week he had a bad seizure. after rushing him to the emergency vet and leaving him over night we were told it was due to Kidney Problems.. He was put on the K/D diet, But as an extreme Animal lover, I've always wanted my dogs ( I have 4 daschunds) to have a varity of foods to choose from, and so now, Bruno is getting to where he will barely eat the K/D canned food....I was curious if anyone here knows ANYTHING else that is safe to feed him, even if I would have to cook for him...My vet isent very helpful and says he will just have to get used to the new diet, But I know there HAS to be something I can add to or give him as a treat to give him more of a varity....Thanks! -Amanda oh yes, We just orderd the Tripsy 2 days ago...I know you said it didnt work for your pet....But we are so desperet that we are willing to try ANYTHING at this point...I have my fingers crossed :)
I was going to order Tripsy, but after what I'm reading here, I'm not sure now. My 16 yr is in very early stages (just her BUN & Creatinine levels are elevated). I'm wary about Tripsy. Cozartgirl - have you found over the past month it is helping? What are your thoughts on the product thus far? Thank you!
I've used Tripsy for both my 15 year old cat and my 12 year dog. We were lucky in that we caught their kidney issues early on and after a ton of research we decided to put them both on Tripsy. I've never regretted the decision. They both act like a puppy and kitten instead of their old, senior, selves. The manufacturer, Pet Wellbeing, states that you need to give Tripsy at least 3 months before you will notice any difference in your pet's health.
I honestly noticed no difference in using the Tripsy, IMO, I also gave the remainder to my friend for use on their cat, and it did nothing. Truthfully, 3 months of use sounds more of a vitamin regimen than a treatment. Again, IMO, it is just a high core vitamin that can make a pet feel better, but I doubt it's a treatment that can cure a disease that inevitably will cause the death of a pet. Also, I notice that Pet Well being only posts positive reviews, but no 'questionable' ones, so I always ask myself if the people who post positive things are just employees of Pet Wellbeing?
Our 14-year old eskie was diagnosed with kidney disease last November. It showed up in his blood work (I can't give any kind of levels,didn't ask). As there is no cure, I started looking for something that might help and found Tripsy. He's been through 3 bottles, still eating, drinking, growling and barking. I don't know if it's helped, but am sure it hasn't hurt. Jake doesn't see or hear well and is pretty stiff due to age. To help with the stiffness, I give him velvet antler from Natraflex. Now, that has helped!
My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease, we caught it pretty early but I put him on priobiotics and tripsy and he's gained weight and his levels are coming down. The shelf life after opened is 6 months. I'm also buying a book on what kinds of foods I can make for him, I cut his protein way down, found a bunch of food at petco that he will eat that is lower in protein, he won't eat the vet food.
i have a cat with kidney disease and he was diagnosed about a year ago. i put him on tripsy and had him checked after 6 months on the stuff, and he's not worse, not better either. hard to say if the tripsy helps or not.
my question is why is petwellbeing.com the only company that sells this stuff? with all the products and companies on the web, why are they the only ones?
i'm not sure i want to buy from them anymore, as i had an issue dealing with their customer service. i thought about buying their kidney kit, which includes the tripsy and a water fountain so the cats drink out of the running water, supposedly encourages them to drink more. i've bought fountains before, from other suppliers, trying to get my cat to drink more water, but they all have motors that make so much noise, the cat won't go any where near it.
i told petwellbeing.com my concerns and asked them as a repeat customer if they would pay for the return if my cat won't use the fountain within 30 days. it would be an exception to their return policy to do that, but i felt as a return customer they should make the exception. they would not. if they stand behind their products, they should pay for the return and make the exception. i'm not sure i want to buy from them anymore. but i can't find anyone else who sells trisy.
if anyone can find tripsy online BESIDES PETWELLLBING.COM, please let me know. i'd rather give somone else my business. thanks
I couldn't email you directly - your user id does not accept emails - I also had issues with PWB customer service more than once - The reason you can only purchase Tripsy from them is because THEY make it - why should they let a middleman get involved when they can make all the moola?
We just found out our dog has advanced kidney failure--and his blood levels were fine 2 months ago but the vet told us that problems don't show up in the blood work until the kidneys are 75% gone. He is now blind, most likely because of the kidney failure and high blood pressure it causes--and has advanced cognitive dysfunction as well. I'm wondering if his doggie dementia is also caused by the kidney failure. Looking back, he's drunk alot of water for at least a year, but his check ups were always ok. He was just diagnosed 3 days ago. I'm hesitant to keep him on the pain meds the vet gave him a few months back when we thought we were just dealing with arthritis. The vet also recommended Pepcid to keep down the stomach acids. My question is this--what can we do to keep him comfortable, given all the medical problems (dementia, blindness, pain, vomits some after he eats, kidney) should we let nature take it's course or is it time to put him down. He's a fox terrier that will be 14 in January. He won't eat his regular dog food but does like chicken soup that I've made for him (trying to keep the sodium out, but should I make just vegetable broth since I read to keep the protein down?) Sorry for such a long post, but I thought you all might have some answers, many of you all having dealt with this. And, since kidney failure is so common in dogs (more new info for me) what can be done when they are young to help prevent it? I also have 2 cats--are they prone to kidney failure as well? thanks so much
it's probably just too soon to tell. I just ordered a second bottle, along with the cancer treatment supplement they sell, since besides having bad kidneys, he also had a cancerous polyp under his toongue. His vet said try it, it won't hurt him, and he is a larger (over 100#'s) dog, so a bottle only lasts about a month. As long as we give him a good quality of life these next few months, we're happy.
I have been hesitant to comment on Tripsy, but feel I need to give folks a chance to try it. I do not work for the company that sells this product nor am I associated with it in any way.
My poodle/terrier mix was diagnosed with moderate kidney disease in May, and went along fairly well after a change to k/d diet and sub-q to get her through the initial crisis. She had a bad spell just before Thanksgiving and received sub-q 3 times, seemed to recover a bit for about 10 days, then needed sub-q again. In the meantime I had ordered Tripsy just to see if it helped with her appetite. I had almost come to the conclusion it was time to say "good-bye" as she was so listless and weak and nothing seemed to help much anymore. The Tripsy arrived on the day I was wrestling with doing sub-q on a regular basis or letting my little baby have her final peace.
I started the Tripsy and within 3 days her appetite was back. In about 10 days, she actually wanted to go on a walk - something she had not done in 3 months. She wanted to do her little "tricks for treats" and the quality of her hair has improved (not so brittle and dry). She has not needed sub-q since I started her on the Tripsy (about a month now).
I am not delusional and know that this is not a cure for renal failure, but there is no doubt that the quality of my little dog's life has improved and for the moment there is no question of making that difficult decision that I faced a month ago. I do not know how much longer we have, but she is eating, walking, and is much more her old self than I have seen in a long time. The improvement definitely coincided with beginning the Tripsy, so I am not about to risk stopping it. I cannot definitively recommend the product, but it does seem to have made a difference for us.
I just recently purchased a bottle of Tripsy for my 16yr old himalayan cat. I haven't done his labs in over a year (don't want to know, I guess), but recently he stopped eating his kd food. I give him 20cc of greek yogurt, homemade chicken broth and the Tripsy. He has done a complete 180. He is playing with his favorite piece of cardboard again and generally acts like his old self. His appetite is back for his kd food as well. All this in 3days! It's probably the extra fluid but maybe the Tripsy as well. I know I'm grasping at straws but as long as it doesn't hurt him I will continue this regimen! I have given sub Q fluilds to several cats and I'm the one that hates it and I'm a nurse! So I'd like to avoid it if I can. It's the phosphorus in protein that is the issue, so I'm experimenting with low phosphorus proteins like greek yogurt, cream cheese, dark meat chicken and broth, watch the sodium also if you supplement with your own concoctions. A CRF cat needs to eat so pull out all the stops to get them eating again then wean back to kd foods. It's for dogs too! keep on Purrin'
I work at a rather small animal clinic so we have never used Tripsy for renal failure, we do however use a low protein diet as a product to slow the progress of renal failure. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your cat with renal failure you should be able to pick up said prescription diet from the clinic.
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