Support for Canine Kidney Failure
Natural pet medicine is available to support canine kidney problems. Canine kidney failure can develop over a long period of time or it can be an acute or sudden onset. Acute kidney failure is an emergency and you need to get to a vet right away. Inside the kidneys are many small structures (glomeruli) that help to filter the waste products from the blood. The blood is then re-circulated back through the body. The kidneys produce a hormone called renin, which regulates the blood pressure in dogs. A dog's kidneys will also help regulate the water and electrolytes in the dog, performing a task that keeps his whole body healthy.
Symptoms of Kidney Failure:
- Frequent urination.
- Increase in consumption of water.
If your dog is suffering from kidney problems you will likely see more than just one or two of these symptoms at the same time. Call your vet immediately.
Causes of Acute Kidney Failure:
- Heat Stroke
- Blood Clots in the Kidneys
Causes for Chronic Kidney Failure:
- Kidney Stones
- Defect in Kidney
Things you can do to Help Your Dog:
- Lower your dog's stress level.
- Reduce or eliminate unnecessary medications.
- Reduce toxins your dog is exposed to.
- Always provide fresh drinking water.
- Allow for more frequent urination.
- Natural support for the kidneys. Feed your dog Dandelion greens and roots. This is especially true if you are giving them any conventional medicines. This plant is known for its support of not only the kidneys but the liver also. You can give them to you dog with their food. If they will not eat them raw, steam them and serve them with food. You can also give dandelion in the form of organic dried roots or greens. Give about 2 tablespoons per day for a 40 lb. dog. If these are not eaten you can try a tincture. You can find dandelion along with other supportive herbs in many kidney support products.
- Burdock Root is another herb that is supportive of the kidneys. It helps with the elimination of waste from the body. You can find it in several forms at most health food stores.
Always consult your vet for medical problems.
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