Little Teddy wasn’t eating well and then started vomiting. He went to his regular vet, who diagnosed kidney failure. He was referred to the regional specialty clinic, who hospitalized him for treatment. By the next day, that clinic recognized that his kidney disease was not responding to standard treatment so they referred him to OSU for dialysis. His kidney values were 10 times higher than normal and he was only 5 kg (10 pounds), putting him at high risk for complications. He was treated with a long, slow, gentle dialysis treatment that lasted for 18 hours. By the end of that treatment, he was starting to make urine again, and did not need another dialysis treatment. He had leptospirosis, a kidney infection, that frequently responds to antibiotics. He is home now, and we are giving his kidneys time to heal to see if they will recover back to normal.

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