Kidney failure management
Pets with kidney disease have a reduced ability to excrete waste products into their urine. This leads to a buildup of toxic substances in bloodstream. While some kidney problems occur suddenly, chronic kidney disease develops over a period of time. Although kidney disease can be caused by several factors (infections, toxins, kidney stones, etc.), it is most commonly seen is older animals. Signs include appetite loss, lethargy, vomiting and drinking and urinating more often and in large quantities. There are various ways to determine if a pet has kidney disease. Following a physical exam we can take blood and urine samples to see if there is a problem with your pet’s kidneys.
Pets with chronic renal disease may require fluids and other medications on a regular basis to maintain their quality of life.
In Home Pet Vet has Home Care Services that both help manage the kidney disease and provide convenient in home services for your pet. Please call to ask us about these services.