Q. my dog Chloe is 11 yrs. old. Her urine protein is 258.6, her urine creatine is 177 and pro/creatine is l.5. Should I start Benazepril
A. Do not give any medications to your pet without the advice of your veterinarian. Consider an abdominal ultrasound to assess kidney size and architecture. Monitor blood pressure and heart function as well. A cardiac work up may entail chest xrays, EKG and ECG. Your vet will determine the degree of kidney disease present then formulate a treatment plan based on exam, clinical symptoms and test results.