The Silent Killer (diagnosis)
Our prior post provided an introduction to Chronic Renal Failure (CRF or CKD) in dogs and cats and discussed some of the common symptoms. CRF is a silent killer of our beloved pets and often is not diagnosed until the disease has caused great damage to the kidneys. Today's post discusses the clinical diagnois of CRF. Though some technical terminology is used to provide accuracy and substance, the material does not require any specific knowledge to understand.
This is part two of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats.full article »
published on October 2 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, diagnosis, sdma
The Silent Killer
It is the leading cause of death of cats. It is one of the top causes of death of dogs. And yet many pet owners - dog owners in particular - are unaware of chronic renal failure. What is it? What are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Is there any treatment? Perhaps even more important, what can be done to reduce its effect and prolong a pet's life?
This is part one of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats.full article »
published on September 29 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, arf, kidneys