Saturday, January 2, 2010

Compromised Kidneys

Back in early December, when mom was in Florida she mentioned that I had a tick-born illness and that I was taking doxy. Doxy has been Heaven sent! It cured me of my tick-born illness and gave me lots of energy while I was on it! That's the good news. The stressful news to me and mom is that my kidneys have been compromised because of this tick-born illness! I've had the necessary blood work and urine tests done and the proof is all too clear.

So our next step is for me to start eating kidney-sparing food!
Very shortly after we got this very disturbing news, we contacted Elaine, Sunshade's mom! Elaine is BRILLIANT with this kind of stuff, having gone through it with both of her furbutts and mom knew that if anyone could put her mind at ease and point her in the right direction and lend a helping hand, it would be Elaine!

Elaine is currently helping mom come up with a menu for a home cooked diet for me so I'm hoping before too long I'll be eating beef and rice and veges and all sorts of yummy things! I can't wait!

The next change for me has been added meds and supplements.
This is only the start. We'll be adding vitamin B and C and E and Co-Q10 plus any others that mom and Elaine feel that will help me out.
We can't thank Elaine enough! She has been a doG send to both of us!
And I have more VERY disturbing news. Seeing as my kidneys are compromised and we're trying to improve our creatinine and BUN levels, etc, and spare my body, mom has let me know that there are now foods that are unacceptable for me to be eating!
One of them is pizza! OMG, how can I exist without pizza?
Another food that I can no longer eat is ice cream! Shoot me, why don't cha!
Another no-no is cheese and the other one that I'm most upset about is peanut butter!
Mom keeps telling me that it's okay - we will find substitues that will make you happy!
I sure hope so!

So that's my news! It's not very uplifting for the start of a brand new year but hopefully mom and Elaine will turn it around for me. My blood test numbers MUST improve!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,



Mack said...

Oh Maggie - no pizza???
But you can do it!!

Take care guys,


Gus said...

Oh Maggie. Those of some of your most favorites. Why no pizza? Is it the yeasty stuff or the wheat stuff. Muzzer has a recipe for a pizza crust using rice flours...I don't think it is so great, but maybe if ya just gotta have it, your mom can do a better job with the recipe.


Clive said...


We hope the new diet helps you and makes you feel a lot better. Not a great start to the New Year with all those diet restrictions but if it works cutting them out and helps your kidneys!

take care

Anonymous said...

Oh My..this is disturbing news.
I don't like reading this it makes me feel tummy ill.

Time for a kidney detox!

Drink lots of water. Don't eat big chunks of stuff..and stay away from foods with artificial stuff..stick to natural foods so there's nothing to overtax your innards! No sugar, salt, garlic or fatty yummies.
And I hear good things about milk thistle.

Be well my sweet friend!
With Love, Autumn

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Yikes BUT we know your mom is only looking out fur woo!

I'm sure there are lots of pals with lots of knowledge to share!

Merdie and I are khrossing our paws fur woo!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Andrea said...

I am so sorry you are dealing with this, but thankful mom is on a path to holistic treatments. My mom has me on holistic food and supplements for other issues and I am doing well.
Woofs and wags,


Roan said...

Oh Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear your news, but looks like your mom has it under control. Pats to you, BJ

Inky and Molly said...

Oh you poor chicken, that's just not fair. However, we are sure your mum & Elaine will turn this thing around for you and will make you enjoy some other nosh that you never knew you could enjoy so much. We all have our own disabilities here, pinkies and Dales alike, and we still get plenty of joy out of life. So, chin up!!

Prints the Cat said...

I am sorry to hear this Maggie, however at least there are foods and dishes your Mom can make that fit your special diet.

Wow, your Mom got in touch with Sunshade! I hope Sunshade and her family are doing well.

~Prints the Cat (brother to Angel Hana)

Martine said...

Hi Maggie,

We are glad you have such a sweet and dedicated mom and Elaine is a DOG send! We are confident that all your vitamins and new diet will turn things around for you.

xo martine & the kiddlets

PS: the kiddlets RARELY if ever eat some of the yum things you mentioned... they are happy and I'm sure you will be happy too once everytthing gets figured out.

Homer said...

Hey Maggie,

I wouldn't worry about not getting cheese, ice-cream and pizza 'cos your mom is an excellent cook and we are pretty sure that she will make something delicious for you!

Look after your health, OK!

Homer (who always drools at your blog photos because of the delicious food you guys are getting!)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Maggie so sorry to hear about your troubles. Joker had kidney problems and the vet wanted to put him down 3 and a half years before that took him. I cooked for him exclusively for that time and until the end he was very happy. The last 2 weeks where not good but all the rest you would never know anything was wrong.
Kiss the pups for us, Happy, Bambi & Fern

Anonymous said...

Count me as one more who doesn't EVER get any of that people food like pizza... I do okay. Guess I don't really know what I'm missing anyway. I'm pretty sure you'll still get some yummy treats:)

Patience-please said...

Sounds like you are in very good hands! Mama Pajama has been on home cookin' since being diagnosed with a chronic disease. She gets sweet potatoes and turkey and broccoli and all kinds of yummy stuff! You won't miss that pizza one bit because there will be lots of even better stuff for you!

wags from the whippets, especially Mama Pajama who is doing fantastic!

Niamh said...

Oh dear Maggie! I am sorry to hear about your kidney issues. That is good that your mom is going to make a delicious homemade special diet to help your kidneys. Too bad about the ice cream and peanut butter - two of the finer things in life. We are keeping you in are thoughts.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

TwoSpecialWires said...

Ummm. Sad news. News that sounds oddly familiar. Sorta reminds us of the very low protein diet Sweet Molly was on (we've heard all about it.) (It did wonders for her, by the way!) If that's the case ... what about a veggie pizza sans cheese? Any chance that might be allowed???? Is it worth asking? Whatever, it sounds like you are in good hands ... and that's what matters the most. Anything is worth it if it helps those kidneys. We'll be crossing our paws and hoping some new snack emerges that you'll LOVE! (Like Carrots??)

Love ya Maggie. Happy HEALTHY New Year!
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
I am so sorry to hear your news but I know your Mom and Elaine will find the way to make you get better!
Your mom is going to cook you delicious food so you will not miss the pizza, ice cream and PB!
Paws crossed for you!
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dearest Maggie
We will all keep our paws crossed that your mom and Elaine and helpful other friends will come up with some ideas on some foods that you cannot resist. I can't wait to hear what new foods you will soon be loving.
We of course will keep our paws crossed that you gets better soon.
My love
to you

Josie said...

Hi, My Mum's Malamute, Kira, had chronic kidney disease and was given 6 weeks to live. Mum made her the homemade diet and she had acupuncture every month. Acupuncture was HUGELY important in giving her 2 more years of beautiful life! She ended up going to heaven because of her horribly arthritic spine...the kidneys were still chugging along. Kidney disease can be managed. We love you beautiful Maggie (and Mitchy Poo too)! Love, Josie the Cattle Dog

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Maggie dear, we are so sorry that you have to change your diet. But, are very glad that Sunshade's Elaine is helping to find a nutricious substitute diet for you. Thank goodness your mommy loves you so and is gonna make you new yummy meals.You might like your new diet. Hope so!
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we are sure your mum will get you yummy replacements for the old treats. Drink lots of water, and have somebody give you sub-q fluids every once and awhile. Its real easy for your mum to learn how to do that. Goes fast, and not a hassle at all, once u get the hang of it!
Your pal, Morgan

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Maggie. We have been worried about you since you had that stupid tick born illness. Thank goodness Elaine has been able to help your mum.
I'll tell you something, living without pizza and ice-cream is easy. We do it all the time lol.
Now about the cheese.....sigh. That's a bummer but if going without is going to make you better then we're all for it.

Stay well my friend.

Noah xx
Willow Tess & Lucy send lots of aire-zen.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello maggie its dennis the vizsla dog hay no pizza no peenut butter no ice creem??? that is ruff!!! i am shoor yore mama wil mayk yoo all kinds of yummy gud food to mayk up for it tho!!! ok bye

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear about your kidneys. I'm glad that there are things to help you get better. Try not to be too sad about the absence of pizza, ice cream, peanut butter, and cheese from your diet. I am sure your Mom and Dad will more than make up for them.:)

Teddy Bear

Ruby said...

Oh dear, Maggie - that's not good news. Hopefully a healthy diet will help.

Pizza and ice cream are so far off our list (dogs and humans) we hardly remember what it is.

All the best for a healthy new year.

Ruby and Gracie

Sunshade said...

You're gonna be fine Maggie, I have faith in you, your body, your mom and my mum! I wonder if you will start landsharking like STINKY after his kidney thingy got better? But then, he never stopped landsharking...

Anyhow, you keep posting about me and mum, and we keep blushing! Thank you gurrrrrrl and your sweet mom, we LOVE you guys (even your stinky too)!

ps. we'll come up with yummy alternatives for you k?? Don't be too sad about the pizza and ice cream.....

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

The WriggleButts said...

Oh Maggie.. We're sorry you have to give up pizza and ice cream, but we're glad you're getting the right diet so you can be healthy and happy! We've got some doggie friends with kidney problems and they recommended this group: so if your mom isn't already a member you might suggest joining it. It's always nice to get lots of advice from people dealing with the same isssue (although it sounds like you're already getting great advice).


Dexter said...

Maggie! Those special diet foodables taste like crap. I hope that Miss Sunshade can help you add yummers to it so that you will still maintain your girlish figure.

Thank you for sharing as it is important for all of us to know what bad things can happen and what to do about them.

Keep your beardie up! Maybe you can at least look at photos of pizza (sort of like foodable porn). I think that Mitch should go on the diet with you for support. After all, not fair for him to eat peanut butter whilst you eat icky kibbles.


Princess Patches said...

Maggie, we are sooooo sorry this is happening to you, but you are right...there is no one better to help you and your mom than Elaine! Just look what she's done for Sunshade and Jaffa! We are sure that you will be just fine! We're still sending Aire-zen, though!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Faya said...

Oh Maggie, I am so sorry for you.
But I am sure Elaine will find great food for you to eat. You know, Dyos and I are eating like Sunshade and Jaffa and we love that. I hope you will also....
Kisses, Faya

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OMD no pizza or ice cream.. We sure hope mom can figure some kind of awesome replacements for those...
Remember Maggie it is for your own good...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

How can it be - no pizza!!! But on the other hand,we enjoy a good hamburger once in a while and some rice and veggies with beef aren't bad eating. We know your Mom will do what is best for you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Ruby Bleu said...

It's much more important that you are here than you being here and eating peanut butter!!! Your Mom is so smart, I'm sure she'll find you a very yummy substitute!

Feel better!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Archie and Melissa said...

hi maggie sweetie!

oh you are so lucky to have a wonderful mom who is taking such fabulous care of you! knowledge is the key and she is on top of all of it.

she will make you even yummier things than pizza! i promise! everything she does is a special work of art made with love.

m & e

happy new year to all of you!

Teddy said...

It sounds like you're getting the best care possible. I know it was hard for T-man to switch to a restricted diet, but he managed OK. The important thing is to stay healthy.


Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Sorry to hear this. Tick fever is something we've fought with two 'Dales in the family- one of which is Bentley. Staying on top of it and having a great vet helps. Bad news about the pizza though. Keep the faith- aire'zen always!

Love and hugs,
The gang in Houston-town!

Martha said...

Hi Maggie
We are sorry to read this post about your kidneys.
We know it is hard to make changes to your diet.
Our mum says to tell you that Harry had to have a kidney saving diet too.
He did not like the low protein dog food but soon adapted to meals our mum made.
He liked fish/chicken with rice.
Sorry about the pizza and the ice cream - we know you love these foods but we also know your mum will find great new foods for you to enjoy.
Stay well.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh Maggie we are sorry that your kidneys got affected. That is not a nice start to the new year at all, hopefully once your diet is sorted out it will help you...xx

bbes tribe said...

Maggie, TOOooooo bad about all your favorite foods. BUT maybe the new foods will even taste better and also help you feel better. Good thing you have your Mom & Elaine on your side working to help.
Thanks for visiting us. Looks like Chica is going to stay with us. M & D decided to keep her after only a few hours. Maybe they are too soft in the heart to foster?? So much for temporary. Guess another foster is coming before long.

Love & best to you
Ernie, Sasha, & now Chica

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh Maggie, we are so sorry to hear this, but we bet that special diet Elaine is helping your Mom fix for you will taste a lot better than that stuff int he bag. We will keep our paws crossed and send lots of sibe vibes for your numbers to improve soon.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

The Black and Tans. said...

Oh dear Maggie what a disappointing start to your New Year.

As everbody else has said before us we are very confident your Mum and Elaine will come up with some scrummy dishes and you never know they could be even better than ice cream and pizza!

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Jeannie and Marvin said...

Dearest Maggie and your Mum

Thinking of you, and wishing you lots of Marvin Dog Zen to you.

lotsaluv and light

Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxxx

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Maggie, that would be very upsetting news. But we're glad there are some diet changes you can make and friends who can help advise you. Buddy says he is with you, take away his peanut butter and pizza crust and he's dogicidal.

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

We think Mom must search the ethers for "good for kidneys pizza and ice cream" It's gotta be there Maggie!! Just keep cracking the whip til she finds it, ok?? We are going to hold you in our hearts, our prayers and put you in that healing vibes circle! We know you will be great!
(((((((((Big ol Texas Hugs)))))))))
Sunny,Scooter,Shamus & Jamie
2010 is going to be just fine, Mom insists, she says! ;)

The Airechicks said...

OH may Maggie:

Do not fret if anyones can fix it - it's got to be your Mom's & Elaine!!!

Pizza, ice cream, peanut butter are but small things to give up so you can feel & get better... Your Dad will help with his support...

We hope you will share your new diet with us - we're not getting any younger and we to need to start being better in our meal habits....

We'll hold you and all your family tight in our prayers and hearts....


Sue said...

Oh, poor Maggie!! We hope you get those numbers turned around and heading in the right direction again. Those nasty ticks can cause all sorts of problems.

I'm sure your Mom will find plenty of yummy treats for you.

the many Bs said...

hi Maggie, that's very sad news about your poor kidneys, but we want to tell you about Auggie, who is our poodle friend. she has poorly kidneys too, and after her humans finally got her to a good vet, she is doing just great! she gets her pawsonally cooked meals which she loves - even a little too much as she is a little chubby, but don't tell her we said that. we see her at the dog park all the time and she runs and fetches her ball and she's 8 years old. not quite a senior citizen, but getting up there. so even though it's a huge bummer to give up some of your favorite foods, we bet your mom will find you some wonderful substitutes and you can sneak a treat every now and then, we guess. moderation, okay? we want you to stay healthy and gorgeous for a very long time.


Sonic said...

No pizza or ice-cream? That's harsh! But on the plus side, at least you got to eat that stuff before. I've only had ice-cream once, and never touched pizza.

Please follow your diet, okay? I wanna read many many many more posts from you!


The Army of Four said...

Just keep telling yourself - it's for your health! There are some creative things your mom can do with k/d! Please have your mom email our mom - she has some info that might help you! BagsbyKZK at gmail dot com.
Play bows,

BRUTUS said...

Oh. Maggie... I know how much the ice cream and pizza mean to you (even if I'll never understand on a personal level thanks to my food Nazi mom!). As much as you love it though, your humans love you enough to make sure you stay healthy. I bet those home-cooked meals will be yummers! Mitch will be so jealous (or is mom cooking for him too??)

Brutus the Frenchie

CoCo said...

Oh Maggie...darn those ticks! You will be fine without the pizza, ice cream and cheese! Beef and vegetable is much more yummy anyways!

Keep healthy!

Sally said...
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Sally said...

Hi there - Paddy here - as a dog that knew the pleasures of Pizza, Cheese, Ice Cream and then had them taken away after my pancreatitis attack - I sympathise - but I am feeling great and have learned to love my new Low fat alternatives. The good news is that my family hate eating these foods in front of me - apparently I look longingly at the food - they have improved their diet too! They have more home cooked meals - and cut out a lot of fat too! Sometimes from a negative comes a positive!

Lots of licks
Paddy (and Sally)

parlance said...

Maggie, I was sorry to read this post, because I know how we humans worry about you dogs! But there a so-o-o many lovely foods that will fit your diet, I am sure. I thought it was a good idea that Aniemother suggested joining an online support group. I'm sure they'll have lots of experience to tell you about, and lots of advice about diet and lifestyle.

Moco said...

We know that you are in capable hands and will improve in no time.

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

I hope your new regimen makes you healthier and stronger! No pizza though? That's a bummer. Next time the homie orders some, I'll steal a piece and have it in your honor. Take care of yourself, lady! :)

Puggle Preston said...

Dear Maggie, oh..we are so sorry to hear about your poor kidneys. Not being able to eat ice cream is a bummer but I am sure your mom and Elaine will make your new diet very exciting for you. we know you are a good girl and you will take good care of yourself. We can't wait to hear good news about your next blood test. Let's hope we all have a healthy 2010!
hugs and licks,

Life With Dogs said...

You poor thing. Can you add supplements? Like shoe leather? ;)
Please take good care of yourself!

ScrapsofMe said...

Puffy has the same too. No salty fatty nummie nums here. Very limited healthy treats like carrots and mellon. I've never even tasted pizza...or not in this house. Or fried chicken. I did snag a bit of cheese once that hit the floor. No ham, bacon or sausages. No beer or champagne. Healthy kibbie bits can be sooooo boring. I hope you get all better soonest!

peesess....SHE says bottled water, the purified kind....with no extra minerals. Not tap water. Heck, it must be working, Puffy will be 17 next month!

Sally said...

Hi Maggie,
poor girl. Our former dog had the same. The diet is necessary but you will see, it works and afterwards you can eat goodies too.
We wish you the best.

Nice woooh

Kelly said...

Sweet Maggie,

I just want to echo what has already been said. You are under excellent care, and any change in your diet will be totally worth it if it improves your health!

We all love you so much! And I love your kidneys, so tell them to get to work!!! :)


Anonymous said...

Whoa!!! You're going to be just fine little Maggie. You're so bee-yoo-ti-ful; I have every confidence that all will be well with your health in the New Year.

Now, about that pizza and ice cream. You know I can't eat that stuff either, so remember you're not alone in the struggle.

I'll be keeping you in my Scottie heart.

Let me hear how you're doing.

Roo Roo,
Your Pal,

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez Maggie.....that is very distressing news fer sure.....I mean no pizza, ice cream or peanut butter.....what will ya eat fer special occasions?

We sure hope yer blood numbers are better 'n soon too....

I tell ya that the picture of ya out in the snow gave us the shivers....yer siree......

Dewey Dewster here...

Persephone and Buster said...

oh my... maggie you've been compromised?? hmmm isn't that in the victorian novels? oopsy.. ms. blue just corrected me.. it's your immune system. sounds like not a lot of fun for you <---we are sorry about the pizza and ice cream and all that stuff. and you can commiserate here pancreatitis thingy was a year ago and also very scary...she said to tell you the diet change???well you get used to it. also if you need a good dvm that also practices homeopathic medicine not to far away, talk to my humomm.. we see dr,dorsie and like her lots she has helped lots of our friends. crossing fingers that the bun and stuff evens out soon. stay out of trubble. crossing paws you feel better soon.
theBUSTER, MS.persephone &

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Sorry to hear you can't enjoy the yummy pizza and ice-cream, Maggie, but like your Mom said...I'm sure you'll be able to find other things that are just as yummy and not so taxing on your kidneys! *wink* Plus, home-cooked food are SUPER yummy, so that's another good thing! *grins*

Sorry for not visiting sooner...hope your New Year's was a great one!


Unknown said...

Miss Maggie
On no- no more pizza or cheese or peanut butter!??? I think mom will find other delicious things for you too eat. Don't worry I know your in good hands.

Take care! of yourself please.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Boy that award thing is hard!! Tom and I spent about 2 hours and we are only just started. It is very hard for me. I know maybe I will learn something. Maybe meet a new friend, but---hard
kiss the fur-kids, Fern

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Maggie,

Sorry to hear abt your liver news as well as the horrific news about no pizzas, ice-cream or peanut butter for you. But hey, if those things are harmful to you, you are better off without them cos WE WANT A HEALTHY MAGGIE! I am sure Elaine and your mom will be able to find other healthy substitutes for you.. we love our vegetables, especially carrots and pumpkins! I think you may have to stay off most of the processed food too...

Happy New Year to you and everyone at home!

Toby said...

Maggie, sorry to hear about you being food deprived but it's ok. I have a compromised liver which means there's a lot of foods that are no-no's for me but you know what, your Mommy will find other things that are just as yummy!!
We're so glad to hear that Sunshade's Mommy is helping you out with some tasty recipes.
My mommy makes my food too and you know what, it's a million times better than the food that comes from the vet.
Keep us updated k? We LOVE you!!

Tobes and Mommy

Bae Bae said...

Aw... no ice cream..
But you have to get well soon
Maybe you can eat ice cream next time when you're better

~ Bae

Thor and Jack said...

Sorry to hear this news. Your mom sure will find some yummy substitute food for you to eat!


Sierra Rose said...

Aw! We're thinking of you and hoping that the new diet will be the key! Peanut butter! That's a tough one to eliminte from the diet!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Hollie and Janie said...

I am so sorry to read this! It sounds like you are in excellent hands! Mama and I will keep you in our prayers every night! I bet you won't miss all those fattening, figure-ruining foods anyway!! We love you, Maggie!!!
Janie and her mama

Lynne said...

Please look into a raw meaty bone diet and acupuncture. I just lost my 12 year old miniature schnauzer due to kidney failure and have done quite a bit of research on holistic healing since then. I've switched all my dogs to raw meaty bones because dogs can't digest and don't need carbs. They actually strain the kidneys.

Vets are taught very little about nutrition and what they are taught is sponsored by the pet food industry.

I don't want to see anyone else lose a pet to kidney failure. My Dusty was given that exact K/D food to eat as well as antibiotics. It didn't change his kidney function at all.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sweet as they are some of your comments show that the human does not know a lot about kidney troubles!!! That is too bad because they might be able to keep from having kidney problems themself! Sue if you have any questions you want to ask another preson, ask me. I have been through 2 cats and 2 dogs with kidney trouble!! A special kiss for Maggie, Fern

Joe Stains said...

Oh No Maggie :( We are sorry to hear this. BUT I think trading pizza for home cooked dinners might be worth it. We hope it helps and your kidneys feel better soon.


Oh my goodness Maggie,

We had no idea! we sure is glad that your mom got on top of things before they got worse!

We think the new diet is a good idea but what's up with the cheese? Is that bad for us furrypups?

We just luuuv cheese and scrambled eggs! Can you eat those? please say yes!

Hope your kidneys get better soon!

Love ya so you can't be sick!

Riley and Star.

Allison Walton said...

Oh, goodness. What distressing news, Maggie! We know that the deleting of the special treats will give you much stress, but it is all for the best. Your health is the most important thing!

Take care of yourself!
Gus and Waldo

Chow Chow said...

Poor Maggie, I so hope you will get well soon. There are plenty of other food that are yummy and good for you too, so don't worry! Health is everything ok! We love you!

If it makes you feel better, my parents are not going to feed me any treats from now on cos they are bad for me...well, they better feed me yummy stuff for my daily meals then!

Lorenza said...

Almost 4 days and no post of you!
Is everything ok??
Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie -

What distressing news about your kidneys. No more ice cream, pizza, peanut butter and cheese?!?

Mama may have an alternative about the ice cream. Bosco (Hershey's older sister) used to get ice cream occasionally. One day Mama found ice cream for dogs in the grocery store. It is called Frosty Paws and Bosco loved it! Maybe you can have that instead of the ice cream?

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. I (Hershey) get Frosty Paws sometimes.

doyle and mollie said...

aw maggie that is a tough start to the new year and a new decade it is too, your momma's doing the right thing though cos we all want you round for a long time!!! sundried apples are rather yummy and maybe instead of ice cream you could have gelato?? or yoghurt?? keen to hear how it all goes... we also think your main pic of you and mitch in the snow is fabulous hoping for lots more in this weeks true colours, loves and licks

hkairedalespack said...

Maggie, we are sorry to hear about your kidney condition. But it sounds like your Mommy and Elaine have a good game plan and you'll be doing much better soon. From what we've read (hard to remember specific websites), dietary changes will make a big improvement.
Hugs, Miley and Pat (Miley's Mom)

Amber and Nala said...

Oh dear!! Maybe your Mom can find some pizza flavored treats to make for you. :) I sure hope you feel better!


Lacy said...

w00fs, ooo noo Maggie, nooo pizza or ice cream...what will u dos...the yummy good meats sounds good..i iz sure ur mama and SD's and Jaffa's mum can figure out stuff fur u to will b thinking of u and keep u in me prayers..

b safe,

Oskar said...

I'm just glad that you're o.k.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Maggie....we wish you all the BEST in getting yourself WELL and back on the road to feeling much BETTER!
Tis no fun being a sick puppers.

Doogs and Fee

our maw has a sad face as she is reading this...she is trying to catch up on all of the blog friendsies....