Archive for March, 2018

Easter 2018

Hi Everyone,

 

Here are our Easter Opening times for March-April 2018.

If you need anything at all, you can call us and our Voice Mail will give you all the out of hour contact details you need, otherwise you can look at the Emergency Services page on our website… https://alcombe.com/emergency-services.html

We hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Best Wishes

Everyone At Alcombe Vets

Managing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

I am writing this blog to help owners and highlight the importance of understanding kidney disease, as CKD involves a long term relationship with the pet owner and the veterinary team. Good understanding means good compliance which equals the best outcome for the animal.

In most cases of chronic renal failure, treatment is symptomatic and supportive as unfortunately CKD is not reversible.  Patients sometimes require intravenous fluid therapy (a drip) to help correct dehydration and possible electrolyte imbalances initially.  Once they are stable the main concern is to support the kidneys there after and there are a number of ways that the vets and the owners can do to this by working together to optimise the animals quality of life and increase life expectancy.

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