LIVE: Managing Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease

By Speaker: Dr. Carsten Bandt • Published: December 14th, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves
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When pets develop kidney failure, a treatment known as hemodialysis can  afford patients more time to recuperate from an acute injury. Hemodialysis and hemoperfusion are administered through a machine used to filter out toxins from the bloodstream.  Animal patients that receive this treatment typically are dogs and cats with acute kidney injury due to having consumed raisins, grapes, ethylene glycol and aspirin-type drugs, as well as injury associated with heat stroke and leptospirosis. Dr. Carsten Bandt, chief of the emergency medicine and critical care service, discusses how this treatment is being used successfully at UF and what it involves for the owner as well as for the ill pet.