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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Supplements Help 16 Year Old Black Labrador With Kidney Problems

Bodie

Bodie


"Our black lab Bodie, turns 16 on Monday. He has had a lifelong skin problems stomach issues, and with his age, has elevated kidney levels. We started Bodie on AskAriel.com's supplements when he was a year old. We have tapped into Susan’s expertise & products for over 15 years & have been so happy with her knowledge & love of animals. AskAriel's kidney, probiotic, & amazing omegas have helped support Bodie’s improvement so much. " Linda, CA.

Kidney disease can affect both cats and dogs, especially as they get older. The kidneys play an important role in maintaining the body's overall health by filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood.  They also regulate electrolyte balance and produce hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production.

In older dogs, kidney disease commonly occurs due to the gradual decline in kidney function over time. This decline is often associated with aging and can be exacerbated by factors such as genetics, diet, infections, toxins, and certain medical conditions. As a dog ages, the kidneys may become less efficient at filtering waste and maintaining proper fluid and electrolyte balance.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is particularly prevalent in older dogs and is characterized by the gradual loss of kidney function over an extended period of time. Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs may include increased thirst and urination, decreased appetite, weight loss, vomiting, lethargy, and changes in urination (such as increased or decreased frequency or changes in color). Early detection and management can help slow the progression of kidney disease and maintain a good quality of life for affected dogs. 

Treatment typically involves dietary management (feeding a lower phosphorous diet),  fluid therapy for hydration and supplements to support kidney function. Natural supplements, such as antioxidants, which help reduce oxidative stress, omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements, have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the kidneys, amino acids, B vitamins, herbal supplements, probiotics, and phosphorus binders, can aid in supporting kidney function in dogs with kidney disease. These supplements may help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, support circulation, maintain overall kidney health, and regulate phosphorus levels. It is also important to have regular veterinary check-ups and blood tests which can help monitor kidney function so that treatment plans can be adjusted.

Author:  Susan Blake Davis
Revised and Updated 4/28/2024
Originally Published on 7/6/2022