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Dog Heart Disease

…rest period after diagnosis, is likely that normal exercise will soon be encouraged. This is important to promote good circulation, heart health, and your dogs general well-being. Diet is also extremely important. The fluid retention typical of many forms of heart disease can exert extra pressure on the heart and can cause symptoms such as coughing and an uncomfortable swelling of the abdomen. For this reason, its important to avoid feeding your…

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

…that time your cat will most likely have oxygen, a diuretic (water pill) and nitroglycerine. Other treatments can include: • removal of the fluid around the lungs • water pills • nitroglycerine • ACE inhibitors which block some of the hormones that circulate during heart failure. They also prevent salt retention • A low salt diet • lanoxin or other form of digoxin that will regulate the heart beat • Dietary supplements The care of your cat after…

Dog Liver Disease

…dog may also be affected by depression and lethargy, having much less enthusiasm for life and typical, daily routines. Furthermore, dogs suffering from liver disease may develop a distended abdomen, which is a sign of fluid retention and enlargement of the liver. Stools may be gray or light in color, while urine may be darker than normal, possibly with an orange cast. Diarrhea and vomiting may also occur. Some dogs may also suffer from weakness…

Dog Increased Thirst

…frequent urination leading to a greater desire to drink fluids.Impaired Kidney Function The kidneys are responsible for a number of tasks in a canines body including filtering waste from the blood as well as handling the retention of salt and water. If kidney impairment or failure occurs, the kidneys cannot adequately process waste and the dog may urinate and drink more frequently. Tumors, toxins, infections and physical trauma can all be the…

Dog Kidney Disease

…the amounts in which allowed solids are present. The kidneys are also charged with controlling the acidity or pH levels of the blood. Thus, these organs regulate the acid-base balance in the blood by causing either the retention or elimination of ions such as bicarbonate, ammonium, and potassium. Another vital task carried out by healthy kidneys is providing a waste filtration system for the body. The kidneys are responsible for removing toxins,…

Dog Urinary Tract Infections

…than a male dogs urethra. Dogs with other medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus and hyperadrenocorticism, are also more prone to developing urinary tract infections. Additional contributing factors include urine retention or other abnormalities affecting urine flow, low urine concentration, and weaknesses of the dogs immune system.Treatment Since canine urinary tract infections are most often caused by bacteria, antibiotics are the most…

Dog Kidney Stones

…have concurrent UTIs, then therapy using antibiotics will be recommended. For those animals that are found to be suffering from , or are suffering from kidney failure, as well as those with infections which are severe, fluid therapy will then be used.Pet Care at Home If you are treating your pet at home with the use of medicine or diet to dissolve kidney stones, the routine has to be followed completely. Dogs cannot eat anything other than what…

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