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Thread: Acute Kidney Failure and its Outcome. Positive Stories Needed :(

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    Default Acute Kidney Failure and its Outcome. Positive Stories Needed :(

    Buddy went in hospital today after a couple of unhappy trips to the vet and being crook for a good week or so. I'm a bit torn up I could be losing my best mate after only 7 years and wondering if anyone had gone through the same situation with a happy ending?

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    Sorry - all I can offer is

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    My understanding is that acute renal failure would be caused by dehydration- if he is well hydrated hopefully his kidney function will improve. Presuming he was not dehydrated for a long time I hope its a quick recovery after some IV fluids, + - one off dialysis until function is normalised.

    Chronic renal failure would be no chance of the kidneys resuming normal function (and requiring regular dialysis) for survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGB View Post
    Buddy went in hospital today after a couple of unhappy trips to the vet and being crook for a good week or so. I'm a bit torn up I could be losing my best mate after only 7 years and wondering if anyone had gone through the same situation with a happy ending?
    So sorry to buddy is unwell, sending positive thoughts your way and hoping for a great outcome
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    My understanding is that acute renal failure would be caused by dehydration- if he is well hydrated hopefully his kidney function will improve. Presuming he was not dehydrated for a long time I hope its a quick recovery after some IV fluids, + - one off dialysis until function is normalised.

    Chronic renal failure would be no chance of the kidneys resuming normal function (and requiring regular dialysis) for survival.
    Hardly a positive story lol
    At this stage its diagnosed as Acute due to the short time it took for his health to go downhill. There are quite a few causes for it and a few of them a possible culprits. I can assure you it wasn't dehydration though, His diet is better than mine.
    Thanks for the well wishes

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    Take care - these types of situations are never easy !

    What culprits are you talking about ?

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    dehydration - is about not drinking enough, not about what food the dog eats, though some food has more water in it than others, some food dries a dog out (eg kibble).

    But I imagine kidney failure is not always caused by dehydration or fixed by drinking more.

    Do they do kidney transplants for dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Take care - these types of situations are never easy !

    What culprits are you talking about ?
    Found some Redbacks under the floor of his outdoor sleeping area which he hasn't used in a long time until the last fortnight. Also had a couple of scabs on his chest which lead me to check it in the first place when he was getting ill. Vet knows best I guess and doesn't assume this is the problem for a dog his size (small/medium) but I don't think multiple bites would do him much good. I'm also in the garage alot in my spare time and it's always possible he might have gotten into something he shouldn't.
    Its all speculation really though. At least he's diagnosed and on the right track at the moment

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    Yeah I know Hyacinth I meant his diet was always all round better balanced than mine.Always had readily available food and water and used it to full advantage.
    I live on Coffee and takeaway. I should be the one in hospital with battered kidneys lol

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    I used to have redbacks in my shed. And then my brother told me about spider bombs.

    No more redbacks. At all. It's great. And it's been months.

    I also like surface spray, that slows them down a bit. Poor dog though. Red backs have a reputation for a reason. Do they have anti venom for it?

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