Thanks for asking. My puppy Oreo (who was actually 5 but is still a puppy to me) was battling cronic kidney failure for about 9 months. Last April he just crashed and was rushed to the animal hospital. That is when we found out that he had kidney failure. He was born with this although usually the late stage symptoms show up when they are older. We thought we were going to loose him back in April last year. They had told us he probably had days to live to maybe a few months, but he was such a strong little guy that he fought his way back to a fairly normal lifestyle. We had to give him tons of medicine and an IV each day but he was happy and enjoying his time with us. I had a feeling he was going to try to hold on for Christmas his most favorite holiday. He was such an amazing dog and a huge part of my life. It was like loosing a child. I am so very thankful that I had 9 good months with him to pamper him (although he has been his whole life). It is hard to see my 2 year old asking for him but it also makes me smile. Oreo taught my son so many things including responsibility, empathy, and love. Thank you so much for your thoughts and for asking about this special puppy! Any families going through this or any disease with their pets or loved ones my heart goes out to you.
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