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Kona, 23 month old female American Bulldog in perfect health, 78 pounds



  • Thursday April 2, she gets a hold of a prescription bottle belonging to a house guest
  • House guest says there was only about 10 ibuprofen pills
  • Vet and Animal poison control said it shouldn’t be a problem; to just observe her
  • 1 to 2 hours later she looks really, really lethargic
  • Wife takes her to the vet
  • Vet believes something else might have been in the bottle
  • Wife questions the house guest in anger and admits there might have been a sliver or half a Xanax along with the ibuprofen
  • Vet induces vomiting, gives her activated charcoal, and IV fluids
  • Vet tells us that they collected a urine sample that had some blood in it, it could be they hit a blood vessel while extracting the urine or it could be something else
  • Vet says to monitor and collect urine samples. Blood in urine should be gone by morning
  • Vet places fluids in under her outer skin and we take her home that evening
  • Vet gives her two prescriptions:
  • Urine samples are collected that same evening and night by us, urine is now clear, no blood
  • The next day (Friday) she begins drinking large amounts of water and asks us to let her out frequently to urinate throughout the day. (about every 30-45 minutes)
  • Little drops of urine are noticed wherever she lays
  • That night (Friday) while sleeping she cannot control urine output and wets the bed (she has not peed in the house since she was 9 weeks old)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights same thing, wets the location she is sleeping in and continues to urinate frequently throughout the day and drinking a lot of water
  • On Wednesday we go back to the vet.
  • Vet takes urine and blood samples and send them out to a lab
  • Thursday (4/9) afternoon vet gets the results and says she might have some kidney damage or even kidney failure.
  • Vet says 2 days of kidney flush might help
 
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