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Azodyl Helps Pets with Kidney Failure

azodylKidney failure is an all too common and life-threatening disease in both cats and dogs.  By the time kidney failure is diagnosed, most pets have already lost at least two-thirds to three-quarters of their kidney function.  Treatment has traditionally been centered on fluid therapy and symptomatic treatment (e.g. Renal K potassium supplements when blood potassium levels drop).

One of the biggest problems for pets suffering from kidney failure is the build-up of toxins in the body that should be eliminated through the kidneys.  Fluid therapy is one way to “flush” these toxins out, but pet owners now have another option called “enteric dialysis” using Azodyl.

Azodyl is a nutritional supplement for dogs and cats containing probiotics (i.e., beneficial bacteria and/or yeast that can colonize in the digestive tract) and a prebiotic (in this case psyllium, which supports the growth of these organisms).  The bacteria in Azodyl metabolize nitrogen, which is one of the substances that can build up in the bloodstream of animals suffering from kidney failure.  The premise behind Azodyl is that nitrogen diffuses into the bowel from the rest of the body and the probiotic bacteria can break the nitrogen down and help the pet eliminate it.

If your pet suffers from kidney failure, Azodyl is a good option to discuss with your veterinarian.

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  • Robyn May 13, 2014, 10:59 am

    A lot of the Rescues are neglected seniors in various stages of kidney distress. Azodyl supports and gives physical comfort to the end stage dogs and frequently helps the beginning stage animals maintain a comfortable quality of life for several years. Bloodwork indicates improved kidney function after just a few weeks using Azodyl along with kidney diets which consist of high quality, easily digested protein sources such as egg whites, cottage cheese, lean beef chicken turkey. etc.

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