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How Are Kidney Problems Treated?

It is important to kidney failure be identified and treatment begun it its earliest stage.  Your veterinarian can determine if kidney disease is present and start appropriate treatment. Depending on whether the problem is acute or chronic, treatment may include the following:

 

•         Drugs that encourage urine production

•         Fluid therapy

•         Management of blood electrolyte abnormalities

•         Monitoring of urinary output

•         Control of vomiting

•         Medication for gastrointestinal problems

•         Dialysis

•         Dietary management

•         Correction of anemia

•         Management of high blood pressure

•         Therapy for any specific underlying causes identified (example: antifreeze toxicity, infection)

 

What Happens if Kidney Problems Go Untreated?

Kidney problems often lead to life-threatening conditions that require immediate hospitalization and treatment. If left untreated, end-stage kidney failure will occur, leading to a fatal outcome.  

 

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WebMD Veterinary Reference from ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist

The ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist specializes in the resolution and management of pet behavior problems only. Please do not submit questions about medical problems here. Only licensed veterinarians can diagnose medical conditions. If you think that your pet is sick, injured or experiencing any kind of physical distress, please contact his veterinarian immediately. A delay in seeking proper veterinary care may worsen your pet's condition and put his life at risk. If you are concerned about the cost of veterinary care, please read our resources on finding financial help.
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