Kidney Diseases in Dogs and Their Treatment in Ayurveda
Renal disease or kidney disease is common in humans. Every 5th person around is suffering from kidney problems. Kidney disease can include chronic renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney, hydronephrosis and damage to kidney cells due to infection or inflammation. Kidneys are one of the most vital organs and also one of the complex structures of the body. Talking about renal diseases or kidneys disease, they are now becoming common in animals too like in the dogs, to whom humans consider as best friends and a lovely companion. This article is all about kidney diseases in dogs, what are the symptoms in dogs if their kidneys are affected and how it can be managed using Ayurvedic herbs.
What is kidney disease? A very frequent question asked. Kidney diseases are a group of conditions that are typically affecting kidneys. Such conditions affect either one or both of the kidneys simultaneously and are responsible for decreased life expectancy. In case of dogs, if any type of kidney disease can be diagnosed earlier and is treated aggressively then your dog can fully recover. Dogs usually suffer from acute renal failure and chronic renal failure. There are many reasons responsible for this and below is the description to all you want to know about renal disease or kidney disease in dogs.
Causes of kidney diseases in Dogs
The causes of kidney diseases in dogs are many. But the most common causes are mentioned below:
- Damaged kidney filters due to infections
- Infection of kidney tissues resulting in inflammation, causing acute renal injury
- Presence of kidney stones, which can cause blockage in urethral blockage or also can put pressure on various cells of kidneys if its size is large.
- Kidney blockage which can be due to kidney stones or also due to urethral stricture. Resulting in narrowing of passage, if old urine can not pass through the urinary system and the new keeps on forming then it’s obvious there is backflow of the urine.
- Toxin accumulation is due to NSAIDS and common OTC medication
- Hereditary, is one of the causes as well. Sometimes such conditions run in a particular breed or in a particular family of dogs.
Types of kidney disease in dogs
The types include two situations:
- Acute renal failure
- Chronic renal failure
Acute renal failure
Acute renal failure is most caused by consumption of toxins in dogs. Acute renal failure means that kidneys fail in an otherwise healthy dog. The condition develops in a few days and can cause a dog to go normal to sick in a very short period. The toxins which can cause this situation are human painkillers, antifreeze or engine coolant due to its sweet taste, rat poison especially the one that is containing the chemical cholecalciferol. In addition, a prolonged urinary tract infection can also result in acute renal failure. This type can also be due to decreased oxygen delivery to the kidneys like in trauma, severe dehydration and heatstroke.
Chronic renal failure
Chronic renal failure is a condition which is not immediate but grows gradually with time. It is responsible for degenerative changes in the kidney bilaterally and hence hampers its ability to function properly. It is mostly found in ageing dogs and obviously develops gradually. The kidney function becomes worse over time and eventually leads to death.
Symptoms of renal disease and renal failure in dogs
Chronic kidney disease, as mentioned above grows with time and on the other hand acute renal failure will develop quickly like in days. So the renal disease can have following symptoms in both conditions:
- Drinking too much and producing too much amounts of water
- General depression which is due to raised waste products in the blood.
- Weakness caused by low levels of potassium in the blood
- Increased volumes of urine in the bladder.
- Blood in urine
- Lethargy along with significant weight loss
- Mouth ulcers
- Pale discoloration of gums
- Drunken behaviour can be seen usually defined by uncoordinated movement like stumbling.
- Significant decrease in appetite
- Ammoniacal smelling breath
- Vomiting (recurrent)
Diagnosing renal failure or kidney disease in dogs
The conditions are diagnosed using two basic tests:
- Complete urinalysis to rule out kidney functioning
- Complete blood test along with kidney function tests to rule out
Treatment of renal failure or kidney disease in dogs
Fluid therapy, therapeutic diets along with medications and supplements especially the phosphorus binders so that phosphorus absorption in the body can be decreased. With all these antacids are also given along with antiemetics to control vomiting.
Herbal formulations for Kidney diseases in dogs by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic company which deals with the manufacturing and preparation of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs and their extracts which are really effective in managing many conditions including kidney disease in dogs.The formulations or products prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really effective in supporting the recovery of the dog’s body from this condition. The formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of kidney disease in dogs are as follows:
- Mutrakrichantak Churna
- Rencure Formula
- Punarnava Mandur
- Varunadi Vati
- Chandanadi Vati
1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
Mutrakrichantak churna is really effective in providing a rejuvenating effect to the kidneys. It is a classical herbal formulation that has ingredients like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and varuna (Crataeva nurvala). The ingredients help in subsiding the infection, if present, help in improving the functioning of kidneys and enhance the filtration rate of fluids. The damage to kidneys can be prevented as well as reversed using this formulation. Moreover, it can be given in both acute as well as in chronic cases.
Dosage: One teaspoonful twice daily with meals
Rencure formula is a great composition prepared using potent herbs like punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), varun (Crataeva nurvala), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and pallash (Butea monosperma) along with kasani (Cichorium intybus). The formulation gives really great results in enhancing kidney functions, eliminating toxins from the kidneys, enhancing the filtration and making kidney functioning better day by day. The formulation helps in maintaining healthy kidney functions and also has its impact on repairing renal parenchyma. In case of infections, it also helps in reducing inflammation.
Dosage: Two capsules twice daily with meals
Punarnava mandoor is a classical herbo mineral formulation that works on rasa and rakta dhatu. The formulation is known to have its effect on enhancing blood levels in the body. Punarnava mandur has Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula ), Mandoor Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx) and few others. As mentioned above it has its action on rasa and rakta dhatu that means it also has its effect on digestion. It enhances the digestion process and balances the digestive fire. Punarnava mandur is a source of iron as well due to the presence of ferric oxide calx.
Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with meals
Varunadi vati is a formulation which is mentioned in classics for its amazing effect on kidney stones. If the condition has arisen due to the presence of stones then this can really help. It has varun (Crataeva nurvala) as its main ingredient along with Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) and Shuddha Guggul (Commiphora mukul). As mentioned varun has lithotriptic effect and also acts as a diuretic which means it reduces accumulation of water in the body. The formulation has kidney parenchyma protective effect and in addition removes toxins from the body as well.
Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with meals
The chandanadi vati is a classical choice of formulation in urinary tract infections. It has shveta chandana (Santalum album), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), maricha (Piper nigrum) and many other effective herbs as its ingredients. It helps in reducing the inflammation and has a really great effect on the urethra especially. It also helps in reducing the burning micturation that is burning sensation while passing urine. Chandanadi vati is really helpful in soothing the mucosa of urethra and has a cooling effect.
Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with meals
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Dogs are adorable and if a dog that is so close to your family develops such a condition then it becomes really important for you to take care of them. With Ayurvedic herbs and Ayurvedic formulation it is possible that you can take care of your dog more efficiently especially in this condition. In case of any query regarding kidney diseases in dogs or ayurvedic medicine in this condition, kindly visit WWW.planetayurveda.com
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