Close

Fluid Retention

Products that can help with fluid retention:

What is Fluid Retention?

Fluid retention is when bodily fluids are unusually held back or secreted in a body cavity. Your pet's body is not excreting enough water, which can cause noticeable swelling in your pet's body.

How is Fluid Retention diagnosed?

Fluid retention is diagnosable by a vet after a few tests including a blood profile, blood count, and urinalysis. X-rays and ultrasounds may also be necessary for proper diagnosis. The veterinarian may also remove fluid to make it easier to find bacteria, protein makeup, or any bleeding. This will help diagnose the underlying cause of the fluid retention in your pet.

What are the causes of Fluid Retention?

There are numerous possible causes of fluid retention. It can be a symptom of another illness, or its own illness unaccompanied by other symptoms or conditions. It may be caused by a ruptured bladder, congenital heart failure, liver damage, low levels of protein in the blood, or other conditions. In dogs there is a chance that the fluid retention is caused by nephritic syndrome. This condition causes high amounts of protein in the dog's urine, and high amounts of cholesterol in the blood. Normally this condition would pertain mostly to fluid retention in the abdomen.

How can Fluid Retention be treated?

Treatment depends greatly on the cause of the fluid retention. If the fluid retention is its own condition normal treatment would be to try to use tapping methods to remove the fluid. Sometimes in severe cases corrective surgery may be required. If bleeding or tumors are found surgery is crucial.

Flea & Tick Options       Shoes       Toys       Beds       Nutritional Supplements       Grooming       Wellness       Goggles       Feeding and Watering       Bark Control       Travel       Doors       Memorials       Containment Systems       Crates       DNA Test       Gates       Kennels       Sporting Dog       Training       Treats and Bones       Waste Management       Furniture       Video Camera       Backpacks       Safety       Transport       Dog Clothes       Health Care       Cooling Bandanas and Jackets       Fleas and Ticks       Sale       Bathing       Cat       Dog       Shop By Brand       Dog Clothes       Sporting Dog       Pet Grooming       Natural Pet Supplements & Remedies       Pet Nutrition & Supplements       Pet Care Products      
Copyright © 2013 CritterCures. All rights reserved.

About us | How To Order | Privacy Notice
Secure Shopping | 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
FAQ | Shipping & Returns | Newsletters | Blog
Testimonials | Sitemap | Contact us
Disclaimer: CritterCures is an educational resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure diseases, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) treatment or recommendations of your veterinarian or healthcare provider. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet are taking, including herbal remedies and supplements.