dog kidney failure.
wondering

Olive Branch, MS

#1 Dec 23, 2012
I have a 14 year old, small dog. He has been drinking lots of water and peeing a lot. He is loosing control of his bladder and throwing up after he drinks a lot of water. Does anyone know if these are signs of kidney failure, if there is a way to cure it, or what else it might be?
no one

Cabot, AR

#2 Dec 23, 2012
Take him to the vet please!!! we had that issue with one of my dogs they had to put him down he had kidney failure. So please do the right thing take him to the vet if it isn't bad they can help just please don't let him suffer.

“Have shovel will travel, ”

Since: Nov 12

Cold Ground Arkansas

#3 Dec 23, 2012
There are many causes of renal disease, and they may include:

Age
Viral, fungal, or bacterial infections
Parasites
Cancer
Amyloidosis (caused by abnormal deposits of a certain type of protein in the kidney)
Inflammation
Autoimmune diseases
Trauma
Toxic reaction to poisons or medications
Congenital and inherited disorders

Pets with kidney disease can show a variety of physical signs. Some of the signs are nonspecific and may be seen in other disorders such as liver or pancreatic diseases, or urinary tract disorders not involving the kidneys. Signs may include:

Increased water consumption (polydipsia)
Increased urination volume (polyuria)
Decreased urination (oliguria)
Lack of urination (anuria)
Voiding urine during the night (nocturia)
Blood in urine (hematuria)
Decreased appetite (anorexia)
Vomiting
Weight loss
Lethargy
Diarrhea
Hunched over posture or reluctance to move
Poor or unkempt hair coat
Harding grad

United States

#4 Dec 23, 2012
Sounds like he may be developing diabetes. Get him checked by a vet.
no one

Cabot, AR

#5 Dec 23, 2012
Mine started drinking A LOT of water and peeing everywhere none stop we tried putting less water down and he'd slurp it up before any of the other dogs could get a drink he also had large bumps on his stomach and sides which turned out to be tumors. He had kidney failure also don't try home remedies just get him to the vet searcy animal clinic is great been taking my animals there forever. The take really good care of them there!
Kelly in Black

United States

#6 Dec 23, 2012
The Harding Grad hit BullsEye!
Your hound most likely is suffering from doggy diabetes. I'e seem hounds with an insatiable desire to drink water. They will bloat and become lethargic.
See a Vet. Prognosis is usually negative. But 14 years of love and companionship is worth trying. God bless and good luck!
Harding grad

United States

#7 Dec 23, 2012
I gave my dog twice daily insulin shots for 6 years. Easy to learn and the dog led a near normal life.
wondering

Olive Branch, MS

#8 Dec 23, 2012
Thanks guys! I'll be going to the vet ASAP!

“NSA”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#9 Dec 23, 2012
It's Prolly the stuff above, but rat poisons does the same thing to an animal. And since it's getting cold and mice are trying to come in peoples houses now, just thought I'd throw that out there. Hope ur pet gets better!
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Judsonia, AR

#10 Dec 23, 2012
Honey Hill Animal Clinic is amazing!!
Animal Man

Lake City, AR

#11 Dec 24, 2012
i love my dog he is a pit , near 6 years old . He sleeps with me in the bed and on the couch . eats with me i set in the floor with him when im home. He loves sports he watches lots of sports . I wish he was house broke. he has my bed stinking bad.
and i know thats why people wont come over. i give him baths , we bath together in a tub bout twice a week. he likes to chew the soap now thats weird .
real random

United States

#12 Dec 25, 2012
As well if the dog isn't keeping water down, depending how long after he could have a hiatal hernia. But with a dog that old be careful my moms dog is 14 and she kept wetting herself not bad it would just kinda leak a little and we gave her antibiotics and they did her worse. We have to home cook her food and everything bc she's so old and doesn't have teeth anymore.

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