This isn't a common problem in young dobermans, so I don't know how helpful any of us can be to you. You might get more input by searching online for renal dysplasia, or subscribing to an email list specializing in kidney problems..I think there's one on yahoo.Oreokitty said:Kidney failure in young Dobermans? Any info, symptoms, and what to expect when diagnosed with kidney failure. How long is life span when diagnosed?
That is the same age as Kohl! Thank you so much... We will forsure ask our vet to look into this.Codysmom said:OreoKitty:
I am sorry to hear about Kohl. my first dobe, Cody was diagnosed with kidney failure - he was young too - only 3 and a half years. however, after a couple weeks in the hospital getting tons of fluids (see Kim's note above) his bloodwork came back to a more normal level. after 3 days at home he passed. he was misdiagnosed. his necropsy revealed that he had an auto immune issue which destroyed his pancreas and those symptoms mimicked the kidney failure. You may want to try to find a renal specialist to take him to to make sure that you are doing all that you can.
I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers