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Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
1 year ago
Anemia in Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease

Dogs suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease often develop a multitude of secondary conditions that both owners and vets have to deal with. Anemia is among the most challenging, in part because there are so many different types, each requiring different treatments - and because some symptoms are identical to the primary kidney disease. This article looks into the challenges and suggests the best way forward for dog owners and their best friends.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
High Blood Pressure in Dogs with Kidney Failure

Studies reveal that 93% of dogs with chronic kidney disease also have high blood pressure (hypertension). This article explores why dogs with CKD get the condition, why owners need to get their dogs checked by a vet at the earliest opportunity and what treatment options are available.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
My 10-Step Plan for Dogs with Kidney Failure

My 10-Step plan of action gives dogs diagnosed with kidney failure the best possible chance of surviving. It is designed for owners that have only just received this startling diagnosis for their best friend, but also provides information useful to anyone now caring for a dog with this disease.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
Changing Diet During Canine Kidney Disease

When dogs are diagnosed with kidney disease, the first piece of advice given by a vet is usually to change the diet. While this is often good advice it shouldn't become a rigid regime, because as the kidney failure progresses - the diet needs to change along with it. This article explains why some things given early in the disease may not be suitable later on.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
Tremors and Shaking in Dogs with Kidney Failure

Muscle twitching and tremors or seizures happen for different physiological reasons during the course of canine kidney failure and some owners may understandably confuse them. This article differentiates between each symptom and explains why they occur and how they can be treated.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
2 years ago
Phosphate Binders And Canine Kidney Disease

A dog's health and quality of life are severely undermined by the build-up of toxic blood phosphorus during canine kidney disease. Controlling how much phosphorus dogs eat becomes a priority in later stages of the condition and phosphate binders become an increasingly essential component in battling the disease.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
5 years ago
Is Your Dog Allergic To Its Food?

Just like humans, dogs can have an allergic reaction to almost anything. Although some allergies are easy to identify and straightforward to manage, owners often need to turn detective to identify the cause of a food allergy so it can be eliminated from the diet.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
4 years ago
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Supplements Useful For Kidney Failure Dogs

This article explores the variety of supplements suggested for dogs in kidney failure and identifies those which are more likely to help.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
12 months ago
When A Dog With Kidney Disease Won't Eat

Canine kidney disease causes many associated issues for dogs, but few are more worrying or frustrating for their owners than the refusal to eat. This article looks at why dogs with the disease stop eating and offers suggestions to help rectify the problem.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
5 years ago
Alabama Rot and the Danger of Dog Walking

The death of 28 dogs in the New Forest area of the United Kingdom has been claimed by an outbreak of the rare condition known as Alabama Rot. Little is known about it and as yet no one has been able to identify the source of the likely E.coli infection. Worse still, people are continuing to walk their pets in this idyllic setting, taking a huge risk with the health of their best friends.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
2 years ago
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs with Kidney Disease

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is very common in dogs suffering from chronic kidney disease, but the shortcut method of diagnosing and treating it is often undertaken using a broad spectrum antibiotic. This can cause the infection to go completely untreated - and the delay in identifying the right antibiotic means the infection runs rampant, causing a further deterioration in the kidney disease itself. This article explores the cause of UTIs, and outlines the best method of diagnosing and treating them.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
4 years ago
Calcitriol Therapy For Dogs With Kidney Disease

Calcitriol Therapy has been suggested as a beneficial treatment for dogs with kidney failure for many years, but many vets seem to be unaware of its potential and only rarely suggest it to distraught owners. While this kind of treatment is complex and can be costly, it offers a complimentary form of management that can both improve the quality of life and extend it for many dogs suffering from this devastating illness.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
10 Home Made Recipes for Kidney Failure Dogs

Dogs with kidney failure tend to be picky eaters. Their food also needs to be low in sodium, phosphorus and low-quality proteins, but at the same time it must be nutritious and tasty. These 10 homemade recipes are a good starting point for owners struggling to manage this disease. They offer a good balance of minerals, high-quality proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins while still adopting the prohibitive rules of a kidney failure diet.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
5 years ago
Why Dry Dog Food Is Bad For Dogs

Dry dog food is bad for dogs ... here's why!

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
4 years ago
How Diet Affects Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney failure in older dogs is a common illness - and one that leaves owners feeling saddened, frustrated and helpless. There is evidence that proves diet plays an essential role in prolonging life expectancy, along with essential veterinary support. This article aims to provide the most up-to-date information to support owners and their best friends through this devastating illness.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
5 years ago
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Everyday Foods That Are Poisonous To Dogs

The following list of 21 toxic foods includes a few things you may already be aware of, but there are others only the most safety conscious dog owner would probably know . until now. These are the dog facts you need to know, if you really want to care properly for your family pet

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
1 year ago
The Protein Predicament of Dogs with CKD

The amount of protein advised for dogs with kidney disease continues to be debated by veterinarians and canine nutritionists, but recently there have been studies that swing away from recommending restriction in all cases.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
5 of The Best Things You Can Do for Your Dog

These are the crucial first five things all new dog owners should think about whether they have got a puppy or a rescue dog.

Pets & Animals
by Tony Booth
3 years ago
The Dangers of Flea and Tick Treatments for Dogs

Despite them being among the world's leading flea and tick control treatments for dogs, there is a consensus among many veterinarians, canine health experts and researchers that hazardous chemical-based spot-on products like Frontline, Revolution, Spot On, Advantage and K9 Advantix are sometimes best avoided. But, are the so-called natural alternatives any safer?

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