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What do I need to know about laboratory measurement and reporting when diagnosing and treating chronic kidney disease?

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats. The prevalence of CKD has been estimated to be 0.5% to 1.0% in dogs and 1% to 3% in cats1,2 and increases with age, especially in cats. As many as 30% to 50% of cats 15 years of age or older have CKD.3-5

Early CKD Diagnosis

Serum Creatinine Concentration

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