The type of treatment recommended by your veterinarian will depend on the underlying cause of the diseases, though the ultimate goal is to halt the primary disease, whether it be azotemia or uremia. In the case of urinary obstruction(s), for example, your veterinarian will try to relieve the obstruction to allow normal passage of urine. In addition, if the dog is dehydrated, intravenous fluids will be administered to stabilize the animal and rectify electrolyte deficits.
Living and Management
The overall prognosis of this disease depends on the level of kidney damage, acute or chronic states of kidney disease, and treatment. However, as most drugs are excreted through kidneys, dogs with kidney disease or failure require extra care for selection of proper medications to avoid further damage to kidneys. Don’t give any drug to your dog without prior consultation with your veterinarian. Moreover, don’t change the brand or dose of the drug prescribed by your veterinarian without prior consultation.
You’ll need to monitor the urine output of your dog at home and in some patients the owners need to properly record the urine output. This record of urine output will help your veterinarian to determine the progression of the disease and overall performance of kidneys with current therapy. Your veterinarian may repeat the laboratory tests to measure the level urea and creatinine concentrations 24 hours after starting intravenous fluids.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Small purple or red spots on an animal’s skin; due to a small hemorrhage
The product of protein being metabolized; can be found in blood or urine.
Waste in the blood; may also be referred to as uremic poisoning.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Too much potassium in the blood
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
The condition of having urea and other nitrogenous elements in an animal's blood.
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
Eliminating or the material that has actually been eliminated
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.