What is considered a high BUN level in dogs?

March 24, 2020 Off By idswater

What is considered a high BUN level in dogs?

Normal BUN levels in dogs seldom reach higher that 25 to 30 mg/dl. (Mg/dl means milligrams of material per 100 milliliters of blood.) Many patients presented in renal failure have BUN levels of 90 or higher!

What is considered a high BUN level?

The normal BUN level is between about 7 and 21 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Unless this level is greater than 60 mg/dL, it may not help your healthcare provider measure your kidney health.

How do you treat high BUN levels in dogs?

Nutritional supplements that reduce BUN (Azodyl) and phosphorus levels (Epakitin) in the blood. Omega 3 fatty acids to protect the kidneys. Medications to treat or prevent stomach ulcers (e.g., ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, sucralfate) Potassium supplements.

What does high BUN mean in a blood test?

Generally, a high BUN level means your kidneys aren’t working well. But elevated BUN can also be due to: Dehydration, resulting from not drinking enough fluids or for other reasons. Urinary tract obstruction. Congestive heart failure or recent heart attack.

Can Dehydration cause high BUN in dogs?

The following are a few conditions that can cause abnormal BUN and creatinine levels: Dehydration. Kidney infection. Kidney failure.

How are bun and creatinine levels measured in dogs?

The BUN and creatinine levels are frequently part of a blood test known as a chemistry panel, so they are often evaluated during routine wellness checkups or pre-surgery screening in healthy pets. Often, the BUN and creatinine levels are evaluated along with other blood tests that screen for abnormalities involving the kidneys.

What does a bun blood test tell you?

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN): This test determines kidney function. An increased level is called azotemia and can be caused by kidney, liver, and heart disease as well as urethral obstruction, shock, or dehydration. Calcium (Ca): Changes in the normal level of this test can indicate a variety of diseases.

How often should you do a bun value test on your dog?

If they weren’t, it’s likely your dog’s BUN value of 40 is nothing to worry about. However, re-do the test every few months, especially if you have an older dog since kidney disease is more common in senior animals. Let’s take a look at some commonly performed tests and what they mean.

What should I expect from a blood test on my Dog?

This is why we always fully explain the results of canine blood tests with a dog’s human caretakers. Arresting and treating whatever a blood test indicates takes an informed and concerted team effort. If we are ordering dog blood work, it will most likely be in the form of a complete blood count or a blood chemistry (serum) test.