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Excess Phosphorous in the Blood in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Hyperphosphatemia should be considered a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment of the underlying cause. Your veterinarian will begin by administering fluid therapy to correct electrolyte imbalances. In some cases, certain chemicals with the ability to bind to phosphorous (e.g., aluminum hydroxide) are also administered.

 

Laboratory testing, meanwhile, is conducted during and after treatment to evaluate the levels of phosphorous and other vital electrolytes.

 

Living and Management

 

In addition to regularly monitoring the dog's phosphorous levels, your veterinarian will restrict phosphorous-rich diets. It is important to follow your veterinarian's guidelines to prevent excessive levels of phosphorous to build up.

 

Prognosis in patients without any underlying disease is excellent with initial treatment, whereas dogs suffering from an underlying disease require treatment to prevent recurrence.

 

 

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