01-29-2016, 11:31 AM
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My dog has renal dysplasia
Hi everyone. I'm writing this because I'm absolutely crushed and maybe getting to know other experiences will give me more insight into this terrible disease.
My dog is a 2 year old mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua. She has always been healthy until yesterday the vets did an ultrasound and found out she has a congenital kidney dysplasia. Her levels of urea and creatinine are still normal, which means we were lucky enough to detect it at an early stage, but I read so many conflicting reports about life expectancy in situations where the disease is identified early on. I know this condition isn't reversible and doesn't have a cure but the sooner it is detected, the better we can maintain her quality of life. I also know there is no definite answer as to how many years she will live as it varies from dog to dog, but I really want to believe that given how young she is, and how this has been detected while nothing too bad has happened, she will still have at least 2 or 3 years to live. I don't know what I'll do once I lose my dog, she is the only light in my life, my best friend. And even though we were lucky to detect it this soon, I still feel like my life is about to end.
Has anyone had similar experiences? How long did your pet live? Thank you.