Kidney Disease In Cats: New IDEXX SDMA Screening Test Can Catch It Months to Years Earlier

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease is an often understated danger in cats. What heart disease is to humans, kidney disease is to cats – a leading cause of suffering and death.

In their lifetime, over 1 in 3 cats will get kidney disease.3 Even more concerning, your feline friend will typically show no signs of illness until kidneys have lost most of their function—permanently. As cats age, the likelihood of developing kidney disease increases. In fact, more than half of cats over age 15 are afflicted.1

While it’s clear many cats are at risk, there is good news. SDMA is a breakthrough new test that not only screens for kidney disease, but can detect this devastating disease months to years earlier than previously possible.3 SDMA gives you and your veterinarian the chance to take action sooner and gives your cat the best shot for a healthy, happy, long life— even with kidney disease.

See what IDEXX's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Roberta Relford, says about IDEXX SDMA here.

As the health advocate for your furry family members, be sure to
ask your veterinarian for the IDEXX SDMA test.

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Reviewed on: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016