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Q. My 9 year old Chinese Crested powder puff (10 pounds) has a BUN of 46. What does that mean for how far along her kidney problems are?

Answered By
TOMASZ WNUK

A. If you refer to 46mmol/l of BUN then the result is very high and it is consistent with kidneys disease. It takes at least 2-3 days in acute kidney injury for BUN to build up to this level. In chronic problem it could take days to weeks for BUN to come up so high. This sound serious and you should liaise with your vet regarding treatment plan for your dog.


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