Q. My dogs kidney level taken yesterday is 300. What do I need to do to help my dog get better? Is she in kidney failure or can this be fixed?

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A. With this single blood result it is impossible to say if she is in kidney failure or not. It maybe that sometime on intravenous fluids may be a huge help. Medications and a specific kidney diet such as hills k/d may help. You need to establish from your vet the level of the problem by comparison of this result to the other blood results and possibly another one done in a couple of weeks.

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