Uremia (kidney Failure)
General information on Uremia (kidney Failure)
Uremia, also known as kidney or renal failure, is the kidney’s inability to removes wastes from the blood. Unfortunately, the symptoms of kidney failure typically do not appear until about three quarters of the kidney tissue is damaged. Kidney failure can appear either suddenly or slowly over time. When kidney failure is sudden, it is known as acute kidney failure. However, most cases of kidney failure appear slowly over time. When kidney failure appears slowly over time, it is known as chronic kidney failure. The two main causes of kidney failure are nephrosis and nephritis. Some of the causes of acute kidney failure are rupture of the bladder, shock, congestive heart failure, Lyme disease, obstruction to the urinary tract, and poisoning. When kidney failure is chronic, additional conditions may also arise, such as rubber jaw; a condition in which the teeth loosen and there is ulceration of the mouth. The symptoms of kidney failure are caused by the buildup of toxins in the blood stream and are more commonly known as uremic poisoning. In mild cases of uremia, the affected dog may experience a full recovery while in other cases; the affected dog may require treatment for the rest of its life. In cases of chronic uremia, there is no cure and the affected dog requires treatment for the rest of its life. Any breed of dog at any age can be affected by kidney failure. However, kidney failure is more commonly seen in older dogs.
Symptoms of Uremia (kidney Failure)
Some of the symptoms of uremia may be: excessive thirst, excessive urination, dehydration, depression, loss of coordination, weight loss, loss of appetite, a brown discoloration of the tongue, ulceration of the mouth, loosening of the teeth, diarrhea, vomiting, bad breath, anorexia, lethargy, weakness, a dry coat, intestinal bleeding, edema, ascites, hypertension, and coma.
Treatments for Uremia (kidney Failure)
The treatment for uremia is to monitor the blood to detect changes in the kidney function. A customized diet closely monitoring protein, phosphorus, and sodium levels is extremely important. Medications that help control levels of phosphorus may be administered. It is extremely important that water be readily available for the dog at all times and subcutaneous fluids may need to be administered.
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Uremia (kidney Failure) experience by - Bill
Bluffton SC USA
My dog was just diagnosed with kdney problems his creatine was 5.4 BUN 128 Phosphorus 18 Iam going crazy is it a death sentence? Its been 8 mos since his physical was normal
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