Kidney Issues in Dogs
Just like human kidneys, your dog’s kidneys balance certain substances in the blood and filter out the body's wastes as urine. They help control blood pressure, aid in calcium metabolism and sustain phosphorous levels. Kidneys maintain normal concentrations of salt and water in the body. Additionally, they manufacture a hormone that encourages red-blood cell production. When kidneys don't function properly, toxins build up in the blood and a dog will become ill.
Dogs can develop acute kidney problems as a result of ingesting toxins, including antifreeze, certain medications, tainted foods, etc. Other reasons for this type of kidney failure include decreased blood flow or oxygen delivery to the kidneys, infections and urinary obstruction.
What Causes Kidney Issues in Dogs?
1. The Wear And Tear Of Time
Nothing lasts forever and every organism has its weakest link. Cells of the kidney cannot replace or regenerate themselves as they do in the liver, lungs, bone and skin. Once a glomerulus ages and is lost, it is lost forever. This is probably the most common cause of kidney failure in dogs.
2. Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Kidney and bladder stones that block the flow of urine cause pressure that slowly destroys the kidneys. Kidney and bladder stones are sometimes dissolved with special diets. Some veterinarians believe that the acid urine these diets produce is unhealthy for the kidneys and may be one reason that they fail.
What Happens if Kidney Problems Go Untreated?
Kidney problems often lead to life-threatening conditions that require immediate hospitalization and treatment. If left untreated, end-stage kidney failure will occur, leading to a fatal outcome.
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