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Nutrition and Renal Function: Acid-Base, Electrolytes, and Renal Failure

Adapted from an article by Drs. David J. Polzin, Carl A. Osborne and Kathryn James Metabolic acidosis is a ell-recognized component of chronic renal failure (CRF). Metabolic acidosis in renal failure results primarily from the limited ability of failing kidneys to excrete hydrogen ions and regenerate bicarbonate. In a retrospective case series of cats with CRF, approximately 80 % had metabolic acidosis based on decreased venous blood pH values and bicarbonate concentrations (Lulich, Osborne et al., 1992). In contrast, acidosis appears to occur less consistently in dogs with CRF
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a clinical syndrome in human medicine. It is associated with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss caused by an abnormal accumulation of small bowel bacteria. A similar syndrome has been reported to occur in dogs and cats
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Update on the Role of Diet in Feline Urolithiasis

In cats, signs of lower urinary tract diseases (LUTD) may occur due to infection, neoplasia, urolithiasis, anatomical defects or inflammation of the urinary tract. Regardless of the etiology of LUTD, clinical signs are similar and can include hematuria, requent urination, apparently painful urination, inability to urinate or urinating outside the litter box. Several studies conducted during the 1970s and 1980s demonstrated that less than 1% of the total cat population would be newly diagnosed with LUTD each year
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Ernährung von Welpen großwüchsiger Hunderassen - Eine Gratwanderung?

Innerhalb der "Spezies Hund" findet sich eine enorme Variationsbreite. Es gibt Rassen, die kaum 1000g wiegen, andere nähern sich der 80 kg Marke. Besonders im Wachstumsalter zeichnen sich diese Hunde durch einen unterschiedlichen Bedarf an verschiedenen "Schlüsselnährstoffen" und einen deutlich unterschiedlichen Energiebedarf aus. Welpen großwüchsiger Hunderassen wachsen sehr schnell und bei Überfütterung kann es sehr schnell zu Schäden am Skelettsystem kommen

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