There are two types of kidney failure in pets, acute and chronic. Moreover, herbs for kidney health may be able to benefit both conditions.
Furthermore, acute renal failure happens suddenly and to pets of all ages.
Common causes are:
- Kidney infection
- Kidney blockage
- Heart failure/low blood pressure
If diagnosed and treated in time, most importantly, your pet might fully recover from acute renal failure.
Chronic renal failure occurs gradually over time, usually in older pets.
Common causes are:
- Kidney infections and blockages
- Advanced dental disease
- High blood pressure
- Old age
Furthermore, kidney issues are very common in cats. Additionally, as they age, almost all cats are likely to suffer kidney disease.
Symptoms of Pets with Kidney Failure
Pets with progressed kidney failure appear sick.
However, some of the earlier signs are not very noticeable.
Lastly, pets suffering from renal failure often experience:
- Bladder and kidney infections
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Brownish-colored tongue
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Dry coat
- Excessive drinking
- Frequent urination
- Ulcers on gums and tongue
- Weight loss
Diagnosing Pet Renal Failure
Only your veterinarian can accurately diagnose renal failure, most importantly.
Because renal failure symptoms are similar to symptoms of other conditions, your vet will need to perform tests to get an accurate diagnosis.
For example, testing might include:
- Blood tests
Your veterinarian may or may not recommend extensive testing, depending on the findings during the physical examination.
Treatment for Kidney Failure
Western veterinary medicine doesn’t have a cure for renal failure.
Yet, depending on the severity, treatment may include:
- IV Fluids
- Special diet
Furthermore, pets with kidney failure can live long, good quality lives if you take the proper steps.
Natural Herbs for Kidney Health
In accordance with your veterinarians recommendations, they may suggest herbs for kidney health.
For example, Kan Essentials Eucommia and Rehmannia Combination contains a specific blend of herbs for kidney health in pets.
Prepared Rehmannia Root
Veterinarians, above all, recommend prepared rehmannia root to reduce night sweats and weakness in the extremities. Also, they recommend it for dizziness and ringing in the ears. Lastly, it is used for premature aging and low back pain.
Firstly, eucommia bark is an herb used for renal dysfunction in Chinese traditional medicine.
Secondly, studies suggest eucommia bark improves diabetes-related deterioration of kidney function without altering blood glucose in type 1-like diabetic animals.
Asiatic Cornelian Cherry
Consumption of asiatic cornelian cherry helps to promote urine production, most importantly, which supports normal functioning of the kidneys.
Firstly, psoralea fruit is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb used to tonify the kidneys by benefiting the urinary system.
Secondly, studies show treatment with psoralea fruit extract improved kidney function in diabetic animals.
Dong Quai Root
Above all, a study found that treatments with herbs for kidney health including dong quai were associated with a lower risk of all-cause and disease-specific mortality among people with chronic kidney disease.
Prepared Aconite Root
Veterinarians practicing TCVM recommend prepared aconite root to strengthen kidneys.
Firstly, lycium fruit contains powerful antioxidants.
Secondly, the fruit supports kidney function by flushing waste and toxins from the body.
Thirdly, lycium fruit has antibacterial properties that also help the kidney to resist damage from oxygen free radicals and other toxins.
Chinese Cinnamon Bark
Above all, a study found that Chinese cinnamon bark produced beneficial effects in the kidney of animals with diabetes.
Chinese Yam Rhizome
Veterinarians practicing TCVM recommend Chinese yam rhizomes for their kidney strengthening properties.
Chinese Dodder Seed
Firstly, Chinese dodder seeds contain chemicals that act like antioxidants.
Secondly, these chemicals might help to slow the growth of cancer cells, and improve the health of the kidneys.
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