King William Veterinary Clinic

Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Renal Reality

Posted by Lindsey Haile on Tuesday, April 26, 2011,

Chronic Renal Failure or kidney disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses of senior pets.  While kidney disease is neither curable nor preventable, it is manageable.  The kidneys are remarkable organs but their ability to function decreases as a pet’s age increases.  In fact, 75% of the kidneys are non functional before symptoms are evident.  Kidney failure affects the pet in 3 ways. 

  1. They can’t concentrate:  The kidneys can no longer concentrate the urine, leading to ve...

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