Question by  daguilar (17)

What is the course of action to take with a dog in kidney failure?


Answer by  Rachel411 (468)

Dogs that display any signs of kidney failure should be taken to a vet for treatment. They will discuss treatment based on your dog's specific issues.


Answer by  Ondaatje (71)

Often, problems with kidney failure in dogs can be treated with a change in diet. By reducing the amount of sodium in your dog food, or the amount of protein, you can take some stress off the kidneys. In addition, it's important to make sure the dog gets lots of water--hydration is important


Answer by  PHOAT (645)

Kidney failure is a serious condition. It requires a special diet and very rigid medications/treatment. It's important to discuss things in detail with your vet to see if you are able to manage the illness. When my dog was ill he required around the clock care.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Renal failure in dogs is life threatening and should be treated by a vet. Renal failure is not curable. Medications and life changes may prolong life but without curing.


Answer by  queenbee77 (146)

If you have a dog that you believe is in kidney failure, he needs to see a vet right away. Sometimes the dog can be saved but sometimes it must be put to sleep. Check with your vet to decide the best way to make your dog the most comfortable in this difficult time. Good luck!


Answer by  Jennifer76 (128)

If in the early stages of kidney failure, changing to a low protein diet helps prolong the kidneys. As the disease progresses, sometimes IV fliud therapy is needed.


Answer by  lpfirman (403)

Unfortunately there is not much that can be done if your dog is in full blown renal failure and he/she needs to be euthanized to avoid a painful death.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Take your dog to the Vet. He will tell you the proper course of action. Sometimes you have no choice but to put the dog down to end all suffering.


Answer by  Earl98 (152)

The best course of action is going to be to talk to a vet and see what they recommend. It's probably best.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Dogs in kidney failure will have to be treated with medication, a new diet and maybe some natural supplements. It's also suggested to reduce stress. Best wishes!


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

Take the dog to the vet and allow him/her to perform the actions needed. The treatment needed consists of tow stages, flushing the kidneys and actions to keep them working.

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