1 in 3 cats and 1 in 5 dogs will be hit by kidney disease. If diagnosed and treated early enough your four-legged pet can enjoy a full life. Unfortunately, most tests didn’t tell us your pet had a problem until the kidneys were 2/3 or more destroyed, until now. Our testing laboratory, IDEXX has recently introduced a new SDMA test that will diagnose kidney problems on average at 40% kidney loss. This allows us to develop a treatment plan to help your pet to live a full life.
Just to put this in perspective, our cat, Super Kitty, was diagnosed at age 15 with kidney disease (at least 2/3 kidney loss), we were able to put her on a special diet that allowed her to live until she was almost 22! (That’s equivalent to 104 in human years!) Who knows how long she might have lived if, we could have found the kidney disease sooner?
By the way, did we mention that this test is included for free with any blood work we send out to IDEXX. If you have questions about this test and whether it is appropriate for your pet, ask us at your pet’s next appointment or call us, 440-234-5831
Who knows, maybe your cat or dog will live 3, 4, or even 10 years longer because we diagnosed and treated kidney disease sooner in your pet!