Let's talk about kidneys!Kidneys are an important part of filtering out waste. When this function is compromised it falls into two categories:
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Why should I care about kidney disease?
It is estimated that over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. Therefore, early detection is best!
What causes CKD?
Kidney stones, infections, including Lyme disease, toxins, injuries, generic abnormalities, cancer, and other factors.
How will I know if my pet has kidney disease?
Routine screening will help identify kidney disease. Changes in your pet's behavior, urination defecation and eating and drinking habits can be indicators or kidney disease.
What does that mean?
The good news is that CKD can be treated and managed with the help of your veterinarian. Changes in diet and the right medication can help your pet live happily after being diagnosed with a good quality of life.
Schedule your pet's annual appointment and bloodwork today!