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Chronic kidney disease …. all a carer needs to know (pet owners’ webinar)

Dr Sarah Caney

£25.00 (including VAT)

Venue: Online

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common illnesses diagnosed and is especially common in older cats. Thanks to advances in our understanding of this disease it is often possible to stabilise cats with this condition so that they can live with a good quality of life, for years following their diagnosis. In this 50 minute webinar, Dr Sarah Caney explains how a carer can help their cat with CKD to live as long and healthy a life as possible.

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Thanks to advances in our understanding of this disease it is often possible to stabilise cats with this condition so that they can live with a good quality of life, for years following their diagnosis. In this 50 minute webinar, Dr Sarah Caney explains how a carer can help their cat with CKD to live as long and healthy a life as possible.
 
Topics to be covered include:
  • What is CKD and what does it mean for my cat
  • What are the typical clinical signs (symptoms) of CKD
  • What is ‘early diagnosis’ and why is this important
  • How can CKD be diagnosed at an earlier stage
  • Bodyweight assessment in cats: how to tell if weight loss is significant or not
  • Urine sample collection and analysis
  • Urine and blood tests that are helpful in diagnosing and assessing CKD
  • IRIS classification of the severity of CKD
  • SDMA tests for the diagnosis of CKD
  • Managing hydration in cats with CKD
  • Therapeutic renal diets: what these are and why they are so important
  • Phosphate binders and how these work
  • Tips for encouraging appetite
  • Medical support for nausea, vomiting and poor appetite
  • Managing low potassium levels (hypokalaemia)
  • High blood pressure (systemic hypertension) and CKD
  • RAAS activation and CKD
  • Check-ups: how often and what should they involve
Course material supplied includes:
  • Access to a 50 minute pre-recorded lecture
  • Course notes (available for downloading and printing via the pre-recorded lecture)