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What Are The Signs Of A Kidney Failure In Shih Tzus And Importance Of Early Detection

Kidneys maintain a balance of minerals and fluids and remove the waste from the blood. If kidneys start to fail, they can put your Shih Tzu’s life in danger. It is more common than you think, and not detecting it early can be very damaging. 

Mostly it does not show early signs so it is very difficult to detect it. Most symptoms do not show until 75 percent of his kidney has failed. 

The older he gets, the more he develops, or if he is a small-size Shih Tzu. You can avoid him from food loaded with phosphorus, sodium, proteins that damage the kidneys. By doing so, you can reduce the possibility to have this disease. 

The most obvious sign is he is more thirsty than usual and increases water intake. 

We can mention other things like;

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Mouth Sores
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Increased Urination
  • Bad Breath
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting

You should get him to the vet if you see these signs.

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