What is Dialysis?
Dialysis is a procedure to remove toxins, waste products, or excess fluid from the blood of a patient. The blood is removed from a catheter, cleaned by a machine, and returned to the body.
Who needs dialysis?
Patients may be referred for dialysis should they have the following conditions:
- Certain types of toxicities
- Immune-mediated diseases
- Managing fluid overload
We are hoping to expand our dialysis abilities even further, but for now the patients we will not be able to dialyze include:
- Chronic kidney cases
If you believe your pet could benefit from dialysis:
Please have your pet be examined by your primary veterinarian. If dialysis is discussed, the veterinarian would then call a specialist here at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital to schedule a referral appointment for your pet (when dialysis is officially running at the hospital).
How much will it cost?
Cost will vary case by case and an estimate will be provided to you prior to the start of any treatments.