Dogs are like us humans in more ways than one could care to imagine. Human beings depend on their kidneys to survive and so do our furry friends. Kidneys play a vital role in a dog’s bodily system.

Some of these roles are eradicating harmful body toxins and getting rid of them through urine, moderating blood acidity, and blood pressure in a dog’s body.

In addition to the aforementioned roles that kidneys play in dogs, it also helps our canine friends to maintain a healthy and functioning metabolic system.

Now imagine with such important roles to play that the kidneys one day end up failing to function as they should in your dog. That virtually means that the odds of survival are gravely stacked against your canine friend, should such a devastating circumstance befall your furry friend.

Despite the fact that canines rarely suffer from kidney disease, it isn’t uncommon to hear about cases where some dog breeds are diagnosed with having kidney complications.

When it comes to recovery, some dog breeds tend to make a speedy recovery, if well-taken care of. However, others may end up succumbing to the ailment.

What Are the Types of Kidney Disease That Dog’s Tend to Suffer from?

Canine kidney disease is either, chronic renal disease or acute kidney failure.

In the case of chronic kidney disease, kidney functions take some time before they start to decline.

Acute kidney complications in dogs tend to manifest due to a reaction to an underlying condition such as kidney stones or tumor in the kidney.

Nonetheless, by treating the complications, a dog can enjoy a better quality of life, enabling you and your furry friend to enjoy life together for longer.

Indications of Kidney Disease in Canines

Some of the signs and symptoms of kidney complications in dogs include:

  • Increased thirst
  • You will notice an increase in the frequency at which your dog urinates
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Pale gums

As a dog owner, it is important to note that the aforementioned symptoms and characteristics are somewhat generic, and can be used as identifiers for a varied range of health complications.

Ensure you always consult with a certified veterinarian to eliminate all uncertainties, since they can share information on Everything you need to know about dog chronic kidney disease stages.

How to Prevent Kidney Disease in Dogs

If there was even the slimmest chance that your dog had an opportunity to make a full recovery as far as kidney stones are concerned, you would take the chance, wouldn’t you?

Below are some tips you can follow to help prevent your dog from contracting kidney stones.

  1. Focus on Providing Your Dog with a Healthy Diet 
One thing to keep in mind is to stay away from dog foods that are highly processed. This is because they tend to make your dog’s kidney strain more to get rid of toxins.
  2. Ensure Your Canine Friend Is Hydrated 
I’m sure you are aware of the fact that water is life, right? Well, it not only applies to humans but also animals. Make a point of providing your dog with easy access to clean fresh water.