Kidney Enlargement in Dogs
Your dog will be treated on an outpatient basis unless it is suffering from dehydration or renal failure. Treatment will begin with diagnosing and treating the underlying cause, maintaining fluid balance with intravenous fluids if necessary, and replenishing minerals and electrolytes. If your dog is otherwise healthy, a normal diet and normal exercise will be advised.
Drugs prescribed by your veterinarian will vary according to the underlying cause of renomegaly. However, drugs that may have a toxic effect on the kidneys should be avoided.
Living and Management
You veterinarian will want to see your dog during regular follow-up examinations, where he or she will assess the dog's physical recovery and hydration status.
If your dog's symptoms return, you will need to contact the veterinarian immediately. Possible complications of renomegaly include kidney failure and hormone imbalances that mimic hormone-producing cancers.
The failure of the kidneys to perform their proper functions
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
Pertaining to the chest
Examination through feeling
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
A special type of tissue that exudes mucus
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.
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