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Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Fanconi Syndrome

General information on Fanconi Syndrome

Fanconi syndrome is when the function of the kidneys is impaired. A dog with Fanconi syndrome will not absorb certain much needed compounds and nutrients into the bloodstream and it should and instead excretes them in the urine. When these compounds and nutrients are not absorbed different symptoms can occur like bone abnormalities, excess acid in the blood, and stunted growth. Fanconi syndrome appears to be an inherited disease. Most dogs begin to show signs between the ages of four and eight and without treatment the dog will progressively get worse and die.

Symptoms of Fanconi Syndrome

Some of the symptoms of Fanconi syndrome may be swelling of the mammary glands and lactation in female dogs, not eating, and acting like a mother to small objects.

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Treatments for Fanconi Syndrome

The treatment for Fanconi syndrome is regular supplements. These supplements help to replace the unabsorbed nutrients.

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Fanconi Syndrome experience by - Blacky
Goshen, ct, usa

My 5yr old lab was just diagnosed with Fanconi . He has 3 glucose in his urine with a low specific gravity. His blood work shows low potassium and normal glucose. We are doing X-rays tomorrow. He lost 23lbs in two weeks and his only other symptom was excessive thirst which started a week ago.
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