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Your dog will be hospitalized until it no longer shows metabolic acidosis or low potassium levels. There they will be given potassium citrate and sodium citrate (sometimes replaced with sodium bicarbonate) until the metabolic acidosis and low potassium levels normalize. Potassium gluconate may also be given to dogs with low potassium levels.
Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor any underlying disease your dog may have, and to follow your pet's progress. Dogs without an underlying disease have a good prognosis for recovery when the condition has been treated appropriately and effectively.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
The furthest distance from the middle or the top of a body
Organic substances that aid in the creation of proteins; also the end product of the decomposition of certain proteins.
Blood in the urine
Referring to the liver
A condition of the body in which pH levels are abnormally low.
An atom that has a positive or negative charge