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Feature August 2016 Issue

The SDMA Test: A Breakthrough

Currently, the SDMA test is included in every chemistry panel run by the IDEXX company, but vets can run the test separately for a small fee.

The SDMA Test: A Breakthrough

The ability to detect chronic kidney disease at an earlier stage will likely help to lengthen and improve the quality of your catís life. Here's why.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a very common cause of illness in cats, especially older animals. Previous studies estimated that one in three cats are likely to develop kidney disease during their lifetime. A recent study in cats has shown the prevalence of CKD to be even higher than formerly believed, however ó with 50 percent of cats of all ages, and up to 81 percent of cats aged 15 years and older, being afflicted.

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