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Testing for Kidney Failure in Dogs and Cats

By August 23, 2013

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Talk to Me by Zanastardust on Flickr Canine and feline kidney failure can be a devastating disease for dog and cat owners and for their pets. Diagnosis and monitoring of kidney failure in pets involves regular checks of bloodwork, urinalysis and USG, and clinical signs.

There are many different tests that are used to diagnose and monitor the progress of kidney failure, and the terms may be confusing to understand at first. In this article of the Kidney Disease in Pets series, About.com Contributing Writer Lorie Huston DVM helps sort the kidney tests and terminology out.

Tell your story: Do you have a pet with kidney disease?

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