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jstducky02 posted:
My almost 10 month old male Morkie started vomiting about two weeks ago. Took him to the vet, given medicine that didnt work. Almost a week later we brought him back because he was sluggish and walking with an arched back and sleeping a lot. They gave him IV fluid therapy overnight and he seemed to be better. Within four hours of leaving vet, he reverted back to what he was, with all the same symptoms. Took him back int he next day and did a blood panel. His kidney enzymes were elevated but not dangerously. We gave him more IV fluids, with no improvement. By the third day his levels were even higher despite the fluid therapy. Kidneys looked good on ultrasound as far as the vet could tell, but when they tried to insert a catheter, it kept stopping at the same point. They decided to do exploratory surgery yesterday. Organs looked healthy, no signs of disease but when they tried to feed the catheter from the bladder to the urethra, again they faced blockage. It is NOT a stone. The vet was finally able to bypass the obstruction which is located right at the curve of the urethra as it reaches the base of the penis. They believe it is a tissue blockage but they have no idea. They literally cannot tell what is wrong with him and I have been told we may need to put him down tomorrow if h is kidney enzyme levels are still elevated. He has not had exposure to any antifreeze or other toxins as he is gated in the house the majority of every day. They are unable to operate to remove the blockage, and again, they say they have never seen anything like this before. They said even if it was kidney failure they would expect fluid therapy to lower the enzyme levels slightly, but it has not worked. They took a urine sample from the bladder and there was a "cast" in it, which she said was the casing of some structure in the kidneys. He has not had a fever this entire time. Please help me with any ideas of what this could be, or if there is a specialist of some sort I should take him to, I can't lose him.


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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