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Pretty awesome news on kidney disease testing...
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:17:13 PM »

A Better Method for Diagnosing Kidney Disease in Pets

Chronic kidney disease and failure is common in older pets; it is a leading cause of death in geriatric cats. Although eventually fatal, the progression of the disease can be slowed by dietary and medical management. An earlier diagnosis has the potential for extending the life of these patients.
A newly identified chemical in the blood can detect impending kidney failure 17 months earlier than traditional blood tests. This may have a significant impact on the length and quality of the life of pets stricken with kidney disease and failure.
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