Acute kidney failure
Kidney failure in dogs can take one of two forms: acute kidney (or renal) failure and chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure is often triggered by something like a severe bacterial infection or a urinary obstruction. It may also come about because of the dog ingesting a toxic substance, such as antifreeze or a poisonous plant. Dogs that are severely dehydrated can also develop acute kidney failure.
- Severe vomiting
- Extreme lethargy
- No interest in food at all
- Stumbling and/or lack of coordination
- Straining to urinate
If you suspect your dog is experiencing acute kidney failure, seek emergency medical help immediately.