Dogs and Kidney Failure

dog trainingChronic renal failure is the major reason for renal failure in dogs. Although the condition gets worse with time there needs to be care for the dog and medication can help your dog feel itself. Chronic renal failure can be there at the beginning, hereditary, obtained, or can be of a mysterious cause.

Early signs that may indicate chronic renal failure include:

  • weight loss
  • poor coat condition
  • lack of fluids
  • weariness

The kidney carries out a lot of vital and varied jobs in the dog. The kidney’s role is to maintain the correct quantity of water in the dog. To carry out its job it sends signals to the brain to help it recognize thirst, and if the dog drinks too much, it gets rid of it as soon as possible.

When the kidney becomes diseased the problems are felt all throughout the body. If chronic kidney failure is left unfixed, the common symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms include irregular amounts of calcium and pH of the blood.

Treatment of chronic kidney failure in dogs is trying to make the kidney’s vital job that little bit easier.

Treatment of this disorder typically includes:

  • IV fluid therapy
  • potassium supplementation,
  • special diets for kidney

The veterinarian can offer many options to help fight some of the issues that caused by chronic renal failure and to help your dog feel normal.

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