Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.
Suspecting Luna had swallowed lily pollen, the quick-thinking owner knew her pet needed expensive emergency treatment. Veterinary care assistant at PDSA Jemma Hughes explains: “Lilies have become quite popular in Easter bouquets, but all parts of the plant, including the flower and leaves are toxic to cats.
Diet is a huge part of the program, and veterinarians typically recommend prescription foods for pets with kidney disease. Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew canned cat food provides all of the above as well as omega-3 fatty acids to combat inflammation.
While there is no one best food for older dogs, discovering which nutrients your aging canine companion needs will help you determine the best senior dog food for your pet. While calories are not nutrients, veterinary nutritionists stress that they are a key component to a balanced senior dog diet.
Dog owners have been warned to avoid walking their pets in muddy areas amid a rise in cases of a disease called Alabama rot. Alabama rot, otherwise known as CRBV, is a disease caused by damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidneys, according to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.