Urology/Renal Medicine

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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Kansas State University Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 1% to 3% of all cats.1 This important cause of mortality in cats develops over a period of months or years. The associated nephron damage is progressive and irreversible even though some cats with …

Canine Chronic Kidney Disease Current Diagnostics & Goals for Long-Term Management

Chronic kidney disease is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function; however, through early diagnosis and staging, prompt management can delay disease progression. Each aspect of treatment is comprehensively covered in this article. JD Foster, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function, resulting from a …

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Insights into Feline Kidney Transplants

  Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Diplomate ACVS Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure. Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure.1,2 The ability to perform …

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