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Free Web Conference • "Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Dogs and Cats: Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment " (Access August 29 - September 11, 2016)

Watch this On Demand Web conference to gain insights into the diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease in dogs and cat.This Web conference will briefly review major mechanisms why CKD is often times relentlessly progressive once a critical mass of nephron mass loss has occurred.  The diagnostic approach used to confirm a general diagnosis of CKD will be illustrated using findings from history, physical examination, serum biochemistry, urinalysis, and imaging of the urinary tract...

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Free Web Conference • Helping Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease Live a Longer/Better Life (Access Oct. 3-16, 2016)

Watch this Web conference to review the use and benefits of therapeutic renal foods in cats and dogs with chronic kidney disease. This discussion will include a deeper look at the differences between therapeutic renal foods and maintenance diets and research that substantiates their use. Additional topics that will be addressed include loss of muscle mass in older pets and when and how to transition pets to therapeutic renal foods. This presentation will help participants:Understand the key...

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Evaluating Sucralfate as a Phosphate Binder in Normal Cats and Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease (Original Study)

AbstractControl of hyperphosphatemia is an important part of the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of sucralfate as a phosphate binder in normal cats and normophosphatemic CKD cats. A 500 mg sucralfate slurry was administered orally q 8 hr for 2 wk, and serum phosphorus, urine fractional excretion of phosphorus, and fecal phosphorus concentrations were measured. In normal cats treated with sucralfate, significant changes in...

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Keepin' It Renal

Though kidney disease is common in cats and a leading cause of death, feline renal transplantation remains an unusual treatment; at time of writing, only three veterinarians are currently performing the procedure in the United States. But for the right candidate, a kidney transplant can be a viable option for adding quality years to a cat’s life. Download the PDF of Keepin' It Renal

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