how do you reduce creatinine levels in dogs? My dog hish slightly high creatinine level 1.9. How can I change her diet to help her bring down that number?
Creatine comes from fish and red meat, so if you are feeding your dog these two things, try to reduce the amounts and add in some other types of food.
Creatinine is a waste product, which is produced when your dog uses her muscles. Creatinine moves from her muscles into her blood and is excreted in her urine. A high creatinine level in the blood indicates that there is a disturbance in her kidney function, since her kidneys are not filtering out the creatinine from her blood into her urine. If your dog is an older dog, it is normal for older dogs to have a slightly high creatinine level because their kidneys are not functioning as well as a younger dog. But, I would talk to a veterinarian to see why your dog has a high creatinine level because there could be something wrong with her kidneys. As far as I know there is nothing you can do with a dog's diet to bring down the creatinine level. Again, you should be talking to a veterinarian about this potentially serious problem with her kidneys to find out why her creatinine levels are high. I hope this answers your question.
My dog had lymphoma almost 3 years ago. That is why this test was run. He kidneys were not affected but her liver and spleen were. She has since gone through chemo and is fine, thank God. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to help her. I have changed her diet reducing her protein and adding veggies. The majority of her food is dog food, Innova large breed. She is 9 years old and I thought that the number 1.9 for creatine was not all that high considering she has always been on the high end and her age. She goes back in 2 months for another check up. Meanwhile we are walking her more to get her to drink to help her flush the kidneys and just in general for better health. Any other ideas are appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Science Diet makes a special food for dogs with kidney issues. Ifyour vet feels it's a good course of treatment you should be able to get it from your him/her.
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