My dog, Belty’s kidneys are shutting down and I am broken hearted

My hubby took Belty to the vet yesterday. The last time we took him to the vet, we told the vet that he was not eating and throwing up a lot and had diarrhea a lot. They just said to keep trying to get him to eat, and they gave him antibiotics and something to settle his stomach.

Belty on a day when he was very happy. He had just killed a stuffed animal.

He is still not eating and he looks like he has lost a lot of weight. I have written before that Belty is most likely an old dog, but we hoped there was something wrong that can be repaired so that he can more fun while he is alive.

The vet gave him a full work up yesterday, lots of blood work. It turns out that his kidneys are shutting down, and they are not able to process protein in his food. That is messing up everything else in his system.

The vet told us to get special food with low protein to try to be able to slow down the inevitable. But, the food is very nasty tasting, according to Belty. The vet said that we just have to wait until Belty is hungry enough that he has no choice.

Belty is Mom’s Main Man, and he is One Good Boy. I have to start getting in the mood to find out how to live without him.

I don’t know how I am going to manage losing My Good Boy, but it appears it is going to happen sooner than later.

I would appreciate your help. Please send us your prayers, hopes, good thoughts, whatever fits in with your own beliefs. That is our last resort.

I am broken hearted.

Thank you.

X

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