LIVE: Hemodialysis: A high-tech treatment for kidney injury in pets

 
By Speaker: Dr. Carsten Bandt • Published: February 28th, 2015
Category: Animal Airwaves
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A growing specialty in “high tech” veterinary medicine is hemodialysis therapy for the treatment of life-threatening kidney injury. The UF Small Animal Hospital at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only five veterinary specialty hospitals in the country that provide this treatment, which can be the only option for saving the life of pets in kidney failure. Heat stroke and the disease known as leptospirosis can cause acute kidney injury, as can the ingestion of certain foods and plants. Dr. Carsten Bandt, an emergency and critical care specialist, discusses some of the latest developments in the therapy and why its use in certain cases can be life-saving.