A common symptom of kidney failure in dogs is excessive urination and increased water consumption. Other symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, and a loss of appetite. One reason behind kidneys malfunction is an increase in creatinine. This is a waste product that can rise in the blood, and is eliminated from the kidneys of the pet.
A high level of creatinine can be caused by a reduction of fluid volume in the blood stream of the dog. Other factors can be dehydration, or a heart disease.
To reduce the creatinine, you can:
- Reduce their protein intake.
- A restriction of phosphate.
- A reduction in sodium in their meals.
- Giving canned diets to increase water consumption.
- Preparing home-cooked renal diets in a balanced way.
- Giving a multivitamin to the dog.