Dialysis is a labor intensive, very sophisticated procedure. The most significant costs are the placement of the dialysis catheter and the 24/7 continual, hands-on nursing care.
You can expect that the initial 24-48 hours of 24/7 dialysis will cost between $5,000. and $7,000. This includes catheter placement, hospitalization, materials used, and nursing care.
The follow-up outpatient dialysis will cost approximately $800 per session. You can expect 5 to 10 of these sessions.
Because of the labor costs involved, we require a 80% deposit with the balance due at dismissal.
Some types of kidney disease have a better chance of recovery than others. Damage caused by infections and poor blood flow to the kidney can be successfully treated 50-75% of the time. If your dog or cat has kidney failure from ingesting a poison, the success rate is only 20% with dialysis.
Pets with chronic kidney failure on life-long dialysis may live a year longer than they would have without dialysis.