Kidney Failure in Dogs

At Avalon Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, IN, we are here to address all of your dog's health issues. Our experienced veterinary professionals can help diagnose and treat your dog's problems, including kidney failure. Learn more about kidney failure and what your options are.

Kidney Failure in Dogs

Kidney Failure Explained

Kidney failure in dogs is a progressive condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Common signs of kidney failure include dehydration, frequent urination, increased thirst, weight loss, decreased appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Without treatment, kidney failure can lead to death.

Causes of Kidney Failure

Kidney failure in dogs can have a variety of causes, including genetic predisposition, illness or disease, medications, toxins, and age.

Dental disease can also lead to kidney failure. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through infected teeth and gums, leading to an inflammation in the kidneys. It's critical that you make sure your dog's teeth are healthy. Regular cleanings and exams can go a long way to helping maintain your dog’s dental health.

Treatment for Kidney Failure in Dogs

Avalon Animal Clinic is committed to providing your pet with the care that he may need to become and stay healthy. Depending on the cause and severity of your dog's kidney failure, our experienced veterinary professionals may suggest one or more treatments.

These may include intravenous fluids to help increase hydration, antibiotics to fight any infection present, medications to reduce symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, dietary changes that are easier for the kidneys to process and use, or other treatments.

Our veterinarians will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that best meets your pet's needs and fits your budget. We understand how difficult it can be to care for a pet with kidney failure, and we're here to help provide comfort and support during this challenging time.

A Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team Can Provide Kidney Treatment

If you think your dog may be suffering from kidney failure, don't hesitate to contact us at Avalon Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, IN. Our veterinary professionals will work with you to determine the cause and help provide the best treatment possible for your pet. Call us at (317) 842-4618.

We understand how difficult it can be to watch a beloved pet suffer, so we're here to help provide comfort and support during a difficult time. Contact our office to book an appointment with a veterinarian. Call us at (317) 842-4618 for more information.


Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




Feedback from our clients

  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years. We always feel questions are welcome, and Dr. Anderson spends whatever time is required to provide answers, whether we are in the office or just speaking on the telephone. Dr. Anderson always knows our pets’ special needs and personalities to provide them the best possible care."
    The Miller Family