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  • What treatment works best for a pet with kidney disease?

    The veterinarian who works with your pet is the best person to determine what treatment is needed based on your pet’s individual needs. Some pets benefit greatly from special renal (kidney) diets.

    Occasionally, a pet with kidney failure needs medication to control their blood phosphorus levels or supplementation with certain electrolytes or other necessary treatment. Again, consult your pet’s veterinarian.

    Dehydration is an enemy to pets with kidney disease. There should always be more than one source of clean, fresh water around for your pet that is easy to access.


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