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Proteinuria is most commonly treated on an outpatient basis. If a disease that affects the kidney's ability to process waste (e.g., glomerular disease) is found, a dietary change may be recommended. Conversely, if the dog's kidney is inflamed or there is a high risk for infection, antibiotics may be prescribed.
If the problem is determined to be glomerular disease, modifications in the diet have been proven to be extremely effective. The dog's diet will be reduced in its levels of protein and sodium, and enhanced with omega-3 fatty acids.
The dog should be monitored on an ongoing basis as there are rare, but serious complications that can occur such as edema, blood clots, high blood pressure, and progressive kidney disease.
All dogs should have their urine tested when they visit the veterinarian to determine its composition and to identify any abnormalities. If abnormal levels of protein are found in the urine, the dog should be carefully monitored.
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The presence of pus in the urine
Protein found in the urine
The collection of fluid in the tissue
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
High blood pressure