Kidney infection in dogs

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Avatar n tn Some beleive it's the #1 cause in Dogs. We are appalled to see Sugar in a dog food. Also, Artifical Color should NOT be used in Pet food...Some are banned in many countries because of cancer causes.. We do not recommend this product! WELL, I GUESS NOT!!! To eat the beautiful bag would have to be healthier then what's inside...
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
1963554 tn?1325451090 It seems there is a very long way to go before kidney disease is resolved in humans, so our poor dogs will probably have an even longer wait. It's a dreadfully cruel and shockingly dibilitating illness and I just wish we could find some kind of cure, so no more dogs would suffer from it. In time, maybe, but for now we just have to do all we can to educate people about bad foods and the importance of getting early bloodwork done when the first symptoms show.
Avatar f tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dogs/Kidney-failure/show/2205581">Kidney failure</a> was started.
Avatar n tn Restarting the fluids will help, as will an assessment of his diet and other meds. Check in at the Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs User Group - you will find it if you search for it (use the search bar top of page). Become a member then post some details about Zack and his current state of health. You will get responses from owners that have been through or are going through what you are currently experiencing with Zack.
369472 tn?1198749292 Hey, well we just got back from the vet and our precious Thor is in kidney failure. The vet wanted to keep him in the hospital for a minimum of 72 hours and then recheck his bloodwork again but they could not garuntee he would get any better, so we opted to take him home and try to keep him as comfortable as possible for the short time we have left with him. Thank you all for listening to me, it does help.
Avatar n tn I have been watching her for a few weeks now and the last few drops of her urine is red. She doesn't seem to be in pain or abnormal in any other way. She has been spayed for almost two years now. It seems to come and go, not always there. Need some advice.
Avatar n tn html Here is a link to an extremely informative site about dogs with kidney disease. I suggest you print out the article (easly 40 pages) and take your time leafing through it. This woman really does a great job of explaining kidney disease, diet and supplements, and what foods contain phosphorus, etc. It has been invaluable in my education about renal failure.
Avatar m tn the Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs User Group. The people there are well informed and very supportive. If you join this Group, please start by describing what has happened and ask any pertinent questions you may have. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Returned the next day for blood work to check for uterine infection, diabeties and kidney function. Doing the course of taking the antibiotics she began to improve some wanting to kinda play alittle and wanting to go outside on her own without having to be picked up and taken out. Her stool sample showed she had hook worms the blood work ruled out diabeties ,he said her kidney function was normal. She acts alittle better, but she is not eating like she was before she got sick.
Avatar f tn Welcome.....Any blood from any area is NOT normal (Unless it's a heat cycle in a female).....So, yes there is cause for concern......Panting hard is usually associated w/pain! My first thought is your guy has a UTI and needs to be treated....Left unattended, these infections can migrate to the Bladder & Kidneys which are harder to treat....Oral antibiotics will be given & a recheck of urine in a couple of weeks to make sure the infection is cleared......
1943347 tn?1324328791 Just had my 10 yr old male boxer (Buster) to the vets as he has a swollen neck to the right hand side, they think it could be cancer of the lymph nodes they have given him two injections to see if it takes down the swelling just in case in an infection, i have to take him back in morning to see if there is any change .He is a very fit and healthy boy just wondered if any one else as any advice as to this and what is the outcome ,he means the world to us and im petrified for tomorrow.x.
1916673 tn?1420236870 And ... Just in case you haven't read it, here's a link to my article on diet and kidney disease in dogs ... http://www.infobarrel.
754744 tn?1233853250 and I am waiting by the phone for the results of his blood test.. but researching 'fluid in chest in dogs' online.. has resulted to nothing positive or promising. 1. They can drain the fluid necessary but eventually scars... so they can't do it anymore. 2. They can wrap the heart or something with something... so the chyle fluid doesn't reach the heart... but that's only has a 50% rate and then only 20% success rate. 3. Then the other two choices are not good either..
2186126 tn?1384961026 Prior to taking the meds, she was always happy and interested in a walk - granted always hungry, but vivacious, full of life. After taking trilostane, it's as if she shut done. I feel that in some dogs, the medicine stops their cortisol production and then somehow it triggers something else that causes them to shut down. I've read now that internal medicine veterinary specialists believe in not treating Cushing's and letting it run its course.
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Avatar n tn He Ph levels are perfect, no kidney stones, and no infection. He is not in pain but urinating blood cannot be good. He will urinate normally and then when he is outside for a while and starts to mark on various things his urine changes from normal to bloody. The same result happens after he has been outside running. A few hours later he will urinate and the color is back to normal. PLEASE HELP!
82861 tn?1333457511 If you have one dog, multiple dogs, small dogs or large dogs, or are just thinking about bringing a dog into your life, this forum is the place for you. There is no such thing as a stupid question here, and there are many experienced and knowledgeable members ready to help and discuss doggy business of all kinds. All posts are welcome whether they are about veterinary care, diet, behavior, grief and loss, or a simple sharing of fun experiences with your dogs.
Avatar n tn Why are my two dogs " peeing "in my house at night? I have 2 dogs,both around 7 yrs. old. They have a doggie door,and use it during the day and night since they were babies.Most of the time,they will go outside to pee.On occasions,we will get up in the am,walk thru the living room "bare feet" to get to the kitchen,and will step in pee! I don't know which one is doing it or maybe both are. I can't catch them.They are spoiled rotton to the core."HOW" can I stop this?
Avatar n tn Can I give my old dog, CoQ10(ubiqinone) for his kidneys, while giving him Fortekor for his heart murmur? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dogs/Kidney-Failure--Infection/show/2030584">Kidney Failure & Infection</a>.
Avatar f tn My vet spayed my 6month old puppy in December and she ended up with a strep infection in her bladder. It is four months later, she still has trouble urinating, has crystals in the urine. I have been told that the strep infection is gone but she still had the crystals. what could be causing the crystals, there are no stones in the bladder.
106886 tn?1281295172 Jan, but you did.... And, I appreciated it. I loved the recipe for the dogs. I have used the hamburger/rice diet before (the girls LOVE it!) when they have had tummy upsets, and I have used just eggs (scrambled) also, but I had not heard of that particular combination. The morning Maya was struggling so badly, (and it turned out to be a bad bladder infection ....her first ever) I cooked scrambled eggs for the girls even though Maddie was fine... They do like to have the same thing to eat!
1341923 tn?1276130446 In our veterinary clinic these two products along with daily subcutaneous fluids and Vitamin B12 to combat the lack of red blood cells or anemia associated with kidney failure has been very effective in helping to reverse kidney failure in our canine patients with kidney issues. I hope this information is somewhat helpful. Please feel free to contact our office if I can offer further suggestions.
603946 tn?1333945439 I assume poisoning was ruled out, but did you have him checked for ALL Tick diseases (Tick Panel), Kidney Infection, AND Leptospirosis? These 3 can cause Kidney Failure in a short time and need to be ruled out! These are always suspect in a young dog w/sudden failure....Tick Disease & Lepto are treated with the same medication.....Kidney Infection would be different.... "She said every once in a while the vaccines make them feel sick but it's uncommon." This is incorrect!
6839387 tn?1385681693 He had plaque under the gums and the doc was worried once she saw his bloodwork about him trying to fight any potential infections in his state. He definitely had kidney disease before the dental. I can see that in hindsight. I just did not know it at the time. Flushing - I think that is what we have been doing all weekend from home??
Avatar m tn It is one of the Med Help Groups, on chronic kidney failure in dogs. Although the cause -with your girl is possibly the Leptospirosis, so her problem would be considered 'acute' more than 'chronic', you still may find some useful info and help on that group.
Avatar f tn If you have gone to the other thread and read the posts, you will see what others have experienced with stage 4 Kidney Disease in their dogs. I can tell you, if the kidneys have stopped working, it will just be a matter of time before your dog becomes uremic. The body becomes poisoned by its own waste. Your dog will start to vomit more often, and as the acid starts to build up, ulcers will form in the gastrointestinal tract and in his mouth.
Avatar f tn Collies, as a breed, have some of the most human traits I've ever seen in dogs! My collies have always had that big Collie grin in their photos, but Adam actually SMILES! At first we thought he was showing his teeth but then it dawned on us that he does it when he's happy and after he does it, he gets a bad attack of the "happies" and dances around wiggling himself for all he's worth!