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I have a 15 y.o. Pom (I think he's a German Mittel Spitz but most ppl don't know this breed and I am not 100% sure but if you google it, he looks actually like them - he's tan in colour) with various health issues.

Heart murmur, arthritis and most recently, poor liver values, abdominal issues - has a bladder and kidney stone and kidney (renal) failure. An ultrasound was done a while ago which discovered the stones.

He stopped taking his heart pills, even his pain meds (tramadol) and he was always eager to with it in peanut butter. I was feeding cooked chicken and frozen raw dog food...whatever he would eat but I tried to feed the dog food most often. He usually ate it or would take the cooked chicken or turkey, at least. Now, he is not interested (so far). We got him to eat some chicken soup (for now). I don't like the sodium but my Mom thought he should eat something.

I guess, I just need some feedback and maybe some advice? It is depressing and not sure what to do... I am thinking it's getting close to his time but I thought to consult another vet (just was there and he got an injection of Cerenia). He has been able to get comfortable but not all the time. I think he is experiencing discomfort in his abdominen.

I was wondering if I should consult a couple of other vets (to get some other eyes/feedback) and a holistic vet I talked to a long time ago - thought of contacting her again. My current vet place has a holistic vet but I think they feel they can't do much considering his age and heart murmur but I wonder if they have tried everything. It's probably costly, too.

Is there anything else to try? I don't want my guy to suffer and was hoping I can make him happier....

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15 years is a good age for a Pom! But If he is not eating, or showing no interest in food then I think it may be time, but do ask your vet on their opinion, do they think there is help for him, they will be able to give you an honest answer.

Im so sorry you are going through this.
 

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If there are kidney problems stay away from the salt. Just have your mom cook a chicken in a pot with water. Cook until chicken is done then take off the bone and cut into small bites put it back into the broth and feed. Much healthier. I do this with a sick animal that way they get water and food at the same time.
 

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If there are kidney problems stay away from the salt. Just have your mom cook a chicken in a pot with water. Cook until chicken is done then take off the bone and cut into small bites put it back into the broth and feed. Much healthier. I do this with a sick animal that way they get water and food at the same time.
15 years is a good age for a Pom! But If he is not eating, or showing no interest in food then I think it may be time, but do ask your vet on their opinion, do they think there is help for him, they will be able to give you an honest answer.

Im so sorry you are going through this.
I'm sorry I took a long time to reply. He's gone now. :-( I am so depressed. His heart problem got worse and on Monday night, he could hardly breathe so we took him to the vet. I can't stop crying. I think it might help if I post in the Dog Memorials. I just thought I should follow up when people are kind enough to reply.
 

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<3 <3 <3 So sorry to hear this. I'm sure you gave him a wonderful, happy life with you - please remember that.
 

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I'm sorry I took a long time to reply. He's gone now. :-( I am so depressed. His heart problem got worse and on Monday night, he could hardly breathe so we took him to the vet. I can't stop crying. I think it might help if I post in the Dog Memorials. I just thought I should follow up when people are kind enough to reply.
So very sorry. You did all that could be done for him, and for that you should find some comfort.
 
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