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Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog receiving hemodialysis

World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called hemodialysis, is a well-known treatment for humans with failing kidneys. Dialysis does not correct kidney damage but provides the blood-filtering function normally provided

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Keep Your Pet’s Kidneys Healthy by Avoiding Kidney Toxins

A dog and a cat lying next to each other

March 9, 2017 is World Kidney Day. This year’s theme is “Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys” and one part of a healthy kidney lifestyle is avoiding exposure to substances known inflict damage on kidneys. Since dogs and cats have kidneys just like you and I, my contribution to World Kidney Day will be to highlight substances

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Take the Kidney Kwiz in Honor of World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (March 10, 2011) serves to remind us how important early detection and treatment of kidney disease is in our pets. Estimates indicate 0.5-1.5% of dogs and 1-3% of cats seen in veterinary clinics suffer from kidney disorders. The Animal Medical Center’s Renal Medicine Service, headed by Dr. Cathy Langston, has developed a

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