ust like in people, the kidneys play an important role in your pet's health by filtering out wastes in the blood through
urine. As kidneys fail, they can't adequately clear the blood of
toxins which build up, slowly poisoning your pet's body.
Kidney disease affects nearly 11% of cats and over 5% of dogs and is a leading cause of death. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is usually the result of aging; the kidneys simply "wear out". This process can go on for years before the effects are noticed by the owner. Signs of the disease typically occur between 7 and 10 years of age. Early detection affords the best prognosis and early treatment will increase longevity.