Kidney Disease in Pets
The white papers section has been updated with "The Silent Killer (pdf)." This cleanly formated, seven page report combines our earlier four part series on chronic renal failure, (CRF) also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD).
(All white papers are for personal use only.)full article »
published on February 6 2016 Tags: crf, diagnosis, kidneys, CKD
The Silent Killer (recommendations)
This is part four of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats..
The previous three installments of this series have focused primarily on cats and dogs who have already developed chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this final part I would like to focus more on what pet parents can do to mitigate the onslaught of this disease.full article »
published on November 19 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, ckd, kidneys, protein, phosphorus, urine
The Silent Killer (treatment)
This is part three of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats..
The primary goal in the treatment of CRF is the extension of the pet's life by stabilizing and slowing the progression of the disease. Successful treatment, though highly dependent upon the stage at which a diagnosis is made, can result in a life extension of many months to even years in the best cases.full article »
published on October 17 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, treatment, phosphorous, hydration, electrolytes, anemia
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