Kidney infection in dogs

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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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......
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.
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..
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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!
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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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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??
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.
I will read it in full, if only to further educate me about what has happened to my wonderful BB and, maybe, prevent it happening to others by spreading the information I have obtained about kidney problems in dogs over the last few days. In truth, I have been grasping at straws, hoping to find something to help her ... but it has gradually become very clear over the last 4 days that my best friend and companion has gone beyond the helping stage. It is heart wrenching.
) I haven't had a bladder infection in 20 years! Why now?
Another thing that is very beneficial at this time is CranAssure gel caps. I gave them to my dog who was in kidney failure and it really helped with the leaking issues. It's just concentrated cranberry juice, and the extra vitamin C will be beneficial right now. One a day should be fine. A UTI will not go away without the medication. It must be treated or your pup will be very ill, so start the meds tonight if you haven't already done so.
You can bet, that from now on,when my dogs enter their senior years, I will be sure to have my dogs kidney and liver functions tested yearly.
As is the case with all living things, age takes it toll and always ends in death. I'm not trying to be morbid, I am in fact saddened by your dogs problems...but if the dog is 14, say, I'd have to give consideration to its and my, quality of life in a decision of how long to treat before putting the dog to "sleep".
Shivering is a bad sign that is linked to kidney failure, unfortunately. Azodyl can cause digestive disturbances if introduced too quickly, in some cases. Azodyl is supposed to help the digestive system remove toxins that can no longer be filtered by the kidneys. The theory is sound. Substitutes for Azodyl include: Pre and Probiotics such as acidophilus, bifida factors, FOS, and others plus beet fiber. Both are available at health food stores or online.
About 3 years ago My dog got a shot on the back of his neck, ever since then there has been a hard bump in that area. I took him to the vet and they said if it didn't bother him or anything don't worry about it. Now, it looks like a golf ball, still doesn't bother him or anyting, but it is big, it has kind of done this before but went then. It is kind of leaking/bleeding a little as well. why would a shot cause an irritation like this, and why is it so big:??
My question is in connection with foods that are recommended for kidney health. She does not like the k/d food prescribed by the vet. I am seeing conflicting information regarding chicken....is chicken breast better than dark meat chicken. My vet says chicken breast is best, but the info I see on the web for home recipes are calling for dark meat chicken. I am also trying to figure out if rice cakes (unflavored) are good or bad.
I just lost one of my other dogs a week ago, seeing her go though this is just killing me. IS SHE IN PAIN? When she goes through these spells does that mean she cant breath? cause I can hear it in her chest. like a weez. PLEASE help. I'm just at a loss of what to do anymore. But, when she isn't going through these spells she is as happy as can be. Running around like a puppy.
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