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Nephrotoxicity - toxicity in the kidneys Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Jennifer Hamlin


Toxicity in the kidneys is termed nephrotoxicity. It is caused by a poisonous effect on the kidneys. This can be either due to medications, toxic chemicals or substances which affect the renal function.

 
Ultrasound of a normal kidney
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What do the kidneys do?

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What could cause nephrotoxicity?

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If my vet diagnoses nephrotoxicity what can be done?

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