Love Your Cat? Take Them For Their Annual Check Up! #AskYourVet

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Annie in carrier at vet

Annie growling like a wildcat while Eddie is examined.

Take Your Cats For Their Annual Checkups

Annie, Eddie and Mercy all went for their veterinary checkups a few weeks ago.  Eddie feels sturdy now when we hold him!  He was a little underweight for a while after his teeth issues.  But he is all better now, happy and healthy.  Annie will need to return in six months for a dental checkup.  All three cats are maintaining a healthy weight. As for me…I need to hit the treadmill more often.

Annie and Eddie just turned 3 and Mercy is 8.  Because 1 in 3 cats are likely to develop kidney disease in their lifetime, we want to make sure that Mercy remains healthy as he gets older.

Kidney disease is a leading cause of suffering and death for cats and because cats are hard-wired to hide any sign of weakness or disease, your cat might not show any sign of illness until their kidneys have lost most of their function.  The prevalence of cats kidney disease can be compared to heart disease for humans.  And as our cats age, the likelihood of developing kidney disease increases.  By the age of 15, more than half of all cats will be afflicted with kidney disease.

IDEXX SDMA™ Breakthrough Screening Test for Cat Kidney Disease

Now we can take action and be proactive helping our cats manage kidney disease.  IDEXX SDMA™ is a breakthrough new test that screens for kidney disease. This new test for chronic kidney disease in cats can detect this serious condition months to years earlier, while there is still time to do something about it.  This is great news for all cat lovers. This revolutionary new kidney function test will enable the detection of kidney disease while your cat’s kidney function is still intact making better management of the disease possible.  Managing kidney disease effectively can help keep your cat healthier and to live a happier life.

Mercy waiting at the Vet

Mercy at the Morris Veterinary Clinic

We are requesting the IDEXX SDMA test for Mercy with his next checkup.  You can ask your veterinarian for the IDEXX SDMA kidney screening test too. This test is available to all veterinarians via IDEXX Reference Laboratories.  I know you, like us,  want your cats to be as healthy and happy as possible.  To learn more and stay updated follow Pet Health Network®

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  1. We are very lucky that Binga and Boodie are in such good health for their ages – 16 and 15 respectively. They get senior panels done every year to make sure their values are good – the IDEXX SDMA would probably be a good addition to that.

  2. dmricciardi says

    I have 12 kitties — all adopted/rescued. I take one per month, every year, for a wellness check-up. If anything comes up between, I attend to that immediately as my vet (who is also a personal friend) is only a phone call away! But I will also ask about the test for kidney disease for my seniors. ???

  3. Excellent post, I will be asking for this test.

  4. Always make sure my kitties go for their check ups.
    Sue B