5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging

5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging

By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM | Featured on PetMD

“Cats are the great pretenders.” So goes one of the common tropes of feline ownership, and in many cases it’s true. Cats are subtle creatures, not ones for making a big scene whenever they feel under . . . → Read More: 5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging

6 Pet Health Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Found on PetMD | Written by Diana Bocco

Warm noses, eating grass, and dangerous foods—none of them mean exactly what you think they mean. Misconceptions about your pet’s health abound and some of them can actually harm your furry one if you aren’t able to differentiate truth from myth.

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Kidney Disease in Dogs: What Dog Owners Should Know

Kidney Disease in Dogs: What Dog Owners Should Know

Article by Jason Carr | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Kidney disease is very common in dogs, and protecting your pooch from kidney disease means you should be prepared to look for problems early. Studies show that 1 in 10 dogs suffer from kidney disease, reports Dr. . . . → Read More: Kidney Disease in Dogs: What Dog Owners Should Know

Staging and Management of Canine Chronic Kidney Disease

Staging and Management of Canine Chronic Kidney Disease

By Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Veterinary News

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs over a period of months to years and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs. Nephron damage associated with CKD is usually irreversible and can . . . → Read More: Staging and Management of Canine Chronic Kidney Disease

Your Pet’s Kidney Failure — Where’s It Really Coming From?

Your Pet’s Kidney Failure — Where’s It Really Coming From?

By Dr. Becker | Featured on Healthy Pets

You may not realize it, but your dog’s body (and yours) is producing toxins all day, every day. These toxins are sent to the kidneys where they are dissolved in water, filtered out, and excreted from . . . → Read More: Your Pet’s Kidney Failure — Where’s It Really Coming From?

What Are The Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Dogs?

What Are The Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Dogs?

By Adrienne Warber | Featured on LovetoKnow

There are a number of signs associated with end-stage kidney kidney failure. If your dog has been diagnosed with this condition, it’s advisable to educate yourself about what to expect as your pet’s illness progresses.

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How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

IDEXX Laboratories is in the process of rolling out a new test that they say “detects kidney disease in cats and dogs months or years earlier than standard screening technologies.” Is the SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) test really the breakthrough that it is advertised . . . → Read More: How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

Researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions have developed a new biomarker called “SDMA” that can provide earlier identification of chronic kidney disease in cats, which is one of the leading causes of their death.

A new test based on this biomarker, when . . . → Read More: Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats