The vet said our 14 year old female dog, (never had puppies,spayed early), has early symptoms of kidney failure. She has had surgery for a cancerous tumor on one of her hips, but has done remarkably well. She may have more cancer (lower side near stomach), not sure, but has a large growth there, she has a hearty appitite & Feisty. He prescribed Hills prescription diet food, which is supposed to be for the kidneys. Do you have any other suggestions that might help, or is there any medications for early kidney failure? She is a very alert dog for her age. Thank you. Shirley Black.
Diet is an excellent place to start. You may want to ask your vet if subcutaneous fluids at home will help as well. vetcare