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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Part 1 ‘Chronic kidney disease’ is a term used to refer to cats with kidney insufficiency or failure. ‘Chronic’ simply means long term. ‘Insufficiency’ or ‘failure’ means that the kidneys are no longer able to adequately perform their normal tasks. ‘Chronic kidney failure’ refers to the situation where the kidneys have not been able to […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs

Where are the kidneys and how do they work? Dogs, like all mammals, have two kidneys that are located just below their spinal column (Fig 1) at the angle between the ribs and the softer body wall. The kidneys have a number of important functions including: removing waste material from the body via the urine […]

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