Taurine supplementation is the treatment of choice for dogs suffering from taurine deficiency. In some dogs, lifetime taurine supplementation may be required to prevent recurrent taurine deficiency. This will depend on the severity of the deficiency and your dog's ability to maintain levels of taurine as it is ingested. For some patients, taurine supplementation may be discontinued after resolution of the symptoms.
Good nursing care is required at home during treatment. Give medications at the prescribed dose and frequency to avoid aggravation of the symptoms. In case of heart disease, your dog will need proper rest in a stress free environment at home. Your veterinarian will schedule a follow-up examination to monitor the treatment response in your dog. While dramatic improvement is seen in most animals, some animals don’t respond well to the taurine supplementation and will need further treatment.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
A record of the activity of the myocardium
Organic substances that aid in the creation of proteins; also the end product of the decomposition of certain proteins.
The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images