Pet Dehydration and Kidney Failure
- posted: Mar. 17, 2022
As a pet owner, you know taking care of your pets is the same as taking care of a family member. The last thing we want to see is one of our pets suffering or becoming ill. Kidney disease is a common condition in aging pets, and unfortunately, it is commonly linked to heatstroke and pet dehydration. If left untreated, kidney disease could develop into kidney failure and the eventual loss of your pet.
If you have questions about kidney disease, call your veterinarian to discuss your concerns. Our staff at North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix are here to help and answer all of your questions related to kidney failure and pet dehydration.
Signs of Kidney Failure
Early signs of kidney failure include excessive drinking and urination; this is often apparent when your pet starts to have nighttime accidents in the home. Kidney disease causes extra thirst due to increased fluid loss during urination. Later signs of kidney disease include your pet becoming lethargic, poor appetite, frequent vomiting, and less frequent urination. It may also become difficult for your pet to pass stools, and when it does, it resembles tar.
How Does Pet Dehydration Cause Kidney Failure
Heatstroke and pet dehydration are common causes of kidney disease. Extreme dehydration caused by excessive vomiting or diarrhea can contribute to dehydration and worsening kidney conditions.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Phoenix, AZ
If your pet is suffering from kidney failure, speak with one of our veterinarians to discuss your concerns and learn how to treat your pet. We can walk you through your treatment options to help your pet’s condition. Our veterinarians at North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix are here to help your pet’s kidney disease and any other health concerns. Call our team today at (602) 395-9773 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.