Chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly occurs in older dogs and dogs. Progress in diagnosis, testing, and treatment is accompanied by high quality and quality of life. Up to 10% of dogs and a very high percentage of cats will suffer from chronic kidney disease at some point in their lives.
The kidneys play an important role in removing contaminated products from the blood stream and maintaining water and pressure. Kidney disease deteriorates, lasts longer for the kidney’s ability to perform these functions.
Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Dogs
And among themselves, the kidneys are very rigidly structured small organs. Even when your dog is suffering from kidney disease, they can cope well with impaired functioning. But the unfortunate reality of it is that the symptoms of kidney failure in dogs usually appear too late in the game.
There are a variety of causes and clinical signs of kidney failure in dogs, which can make diagnosis more difficult. Excessive thirst in dogs seems to be one of the most common and early symptoms.
Common signs of kidney failure in dogs are:
- Constipation or dysentery
- Unexplained thirst
- Lack of appetite
- Weight steady weight loss
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent attempts to urinate
- Changes in depression / behavior
- Anorexic performance
- Severe blindness
- halitosis (chronic bad breath)
The best way to prevent and treat kidney disease is through a healthy diet, and in particular raw foods rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which reduces kidney pressure.
Traditionally, vets have also recommended high carb, low kibbles provided by the kidney disease control protein but that is starting to change as the benefits of protein quality and moisture intake are realized.
Dietary modifications have been shown to increase survival and quality of life and include more than protein restriction as dietary changes for use with CKD are significantly lower in phosphorus and sodium, potassium and B-vitamin replete, as well as alkalinizing, and contain less acid. -3 fatty.
In addition, the recognition and management of CKD-related diseases such as systemic arterial hypertension, proteinuria, and anemia are beneficial for patients.
By Priyanka Joshi