Important points if your pet has been diagnosed with acute renal failure (acute kindey injury)

CRRT is a life saving treatment, which supports the patient while giving the kidneys time to heal.
The time needed for kidneys to return to adequate function is variable and cannot be predicted.
Not all patients will recover adequate renal function.
CRRT is expensive. Costs may vary between centers.
CRRT in an unstable acute renal failure patient is NOT risk free.
CRRT is a life saving treatment, which supports the patient while giving the kidneys time to heal.

 

 

Point for veterinarians:

An pet whoes owner expresses an interest in CRRT should be transferred as soon as possible.
The chance of a successful treatment increases with earlier intervention.
Attempt to leave at least one jugular vein untouched. No blood drawing, no catheters, ect.
It is important that a dialysis center be contacted directly before referring a patient.
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