Renal Failure

Animal: Dog
Breed: Bichon

Pet Symptoms: My dog has just been diagnosed with kidney failure. she is 7 and has never been ill until this week. the vets are flushing her system but think her creatinine is very high and she may not recover. If this is, as I think, acute renal failure, is there any point in asking for dialysis before giving up.

Our Advice: Unfortunately renal failure is very unpredictable. Sometimes animals do recover after few days fluids and they can have few more months sometimes even years if they stay on kidney supplements and diet. In other cases animals do not get better and they have to be euthanized. I would advise you to keep her on fluids for few days and start kidney diet + supplements. If she is no better the kindles thing will be to put her to sleep.