The last thing any dog owner wants to hear is that your dog has kidney failure. Most people do not even want to think about the possibility that could happen to them, but the truth of the matter is that nine out of 1,000 dogs suffer from this unfortunate chronic kidney disease. However, if you recognize the symptoms early enough, treatment is often much easier than you think. When symptoms are ignored, the condition can deteriorate rapidly and the treatment becomes more difficult and risky.
Understanding of the condition
The kidney is responsible for regulating blood pressure, blood volume, levels of blood sugar, levels of pH and water composition. It also produces certain hormones and red blood cells. These are all crucial responsibilities, so when a kidney is sick and not doing what is supposed to overall health is compromised.
Kidney failure is the inability to remove toxic waste products from the blood in the body. These toxins accumulate in the blood and produce symptoms of uremic poisoning. Failure can be a slow process that occurs gradually over several months, or it can appear suddenly. Read More