Kidney disorders are a very frequent cause of consultation to veterinary centers: every one in three cats develops some kind of renal disease in their old age. Unless it is diagnosed, and treated in time, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has very serious consequences. Veterinos Veterinary Hospital offers a new service at a package price including:
- Visit and exploration.
- Specific test.
- Report or, if the results are positive, follow-up visit.
- Prescriptions, and recommendations according to the results.
Currently, kidney disease can be diagnosed doing a test named SDMA, by the IDEXX laboratories. It uses very sensitive biomarkers that let us to evaluate the renal function, and detect problems at an early stage. It is the most trustworthy test at the moment, and it helps us reach a diagnosis even if the cat is not showing yet clinical symptoms. Thus we can start the treatment before the damage to the kidneys is irreversible.
Having an earlier diagnose helps determine the actual cause of the renal failure, after some additional tests. Knowing the cause, we will be able to prescribe a more specific treatment, and try to modify the course of the disease.
Clear your doubts for not much more than the cost of a vaccine!