…it could save your pet’s life!
According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their families. Sadly, over half of them never return to the vet for years until there’s a serious emergency.
While it’s true that cats are often low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still need regular wellness care. This is especially important as your feline friend ages, because the fact is that 1 in 3 cats will develop life-threatening kidney disease in their lifetimes. Another potentially dangerous health issue for cats as they get older is hyperthyroidism.
Kidney disease is deadly and rarely shows any symptoms until it is well advanced. That’s why early diagnosis is so important. Roseway Veterinary Hospital offers symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) testing for both cats and dogs. SDMA is a valuable tool in detecting the earliest stages of potential kidney disease. Testing SDMA allows us to act sooner and monitor closely for further development of the disease, giving your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when your cat’s thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormone, and untreated it can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, and other organs. Simple blood tests can diagnose this condition, and it can be easily and inexpensively managed with medication.