Chronic Kidney Disease: Feeding Our Finicky Furry Friends

by on June 11, 2019

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Lecture Topic:

Chronic Kidney Disease: Feeding Our Finicky Furry Friends

Speaker:

Dr. Sheri Ross

Diet therapy is the mainstay of the management of canine and feline chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is grade 1 evidence to support the recommendation to feed a renal diet to dogs and cats with serum creatinine in excess of 2.0mg/dl (176μmol/l), and growing evidence that dietary modifications are beneficial even earlier in the course of disease. Many owners (and veterinarians!) are reluctant to use a therapeutic renal diet because “they won’t eat it”. Clinically this is rarely the case; especially in the early stages of disease. The introduction of the therapeutic food to the patient, and more importantly, to the owner has a profound effect on patient acceptance. This lecture will highlight some important aspects of renal diets while focusing on increasing patient intake.


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