A rabbit will generally receive treatment on an outpatient basis. However, if it is experiencing acute renal failure (or crisis), it will require immediate fluid balance therapy to prevent additional injury to the kidneys. Fluids are usually administered intravenously, although the veterinarian may also suggest adding fresh greens to the rabbit's diet for rehydration. If the veterinarian prescribes glycoprotein medication for the rabbit, it is to help with anemia or a low red blood cell count.
Lots of rest, a good diet and adequate consumption of fresh water and greens are important for a good prognosis. Even chronic forms of renal failure can be dealt with by following your veterinarian's instructions and bringing the rabbit in for follow-up care, although older rabbits are less likely to recover with time. Also, rabbits at risk of renal problems should avoid substances that may be harmful to the kidneys including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The failure of the kidneys to perform their proper functions
Also referred to as a UTI; a medical condition of the urinary tract and system in which the cells are damaged by microorganisms.
The term for the hip and related area
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
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.