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High Levels of Blood Nitrogen in Dogs

Treatment

 

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.

 

 

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