As some of you know, I've been very worried about Pucci - his protein (creatinin/BUN) levels have been a bit elevated in his urine for quite awhile now, and this could mean the start of kidney failure. We went to a Specialist this afternoon who checked my little Sweetie thoroughly and did an ultrasound. For an almost 11 year-old pupster, Pucci's "innerds" look very healthy, his lungs are clear and his heart and blood pressure are fine. BUT...Pucci does have a large stone in his kidney. The Vet doesn't expect it to cause any problems or move because of its size. We are starting Pucci on a prophylactic medication to try to ward off any further kidney issues. I thank all of you who have been PM'ing and e-mailing me.