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I know what some of you are thinking – time is money, and money is time. Maybe you yourself haven’t had time to fit in a check up for yourself in awhile (if so, stop what you are doing and make one now. You’ll thank me later). But just like our check-ups, and our kids check-ups are important – so are our furry friends.
Did you know 1 in 3 cats will develop kidney disease? The worst part is, most likely your cat won’t show any signs of illness until their kidneys have already lost most of their function – permanently. Now losing a pet is hard enough on a family – but losing a pet to a disease you could have known about, and taken action on? Now that’s really tough.
Take your pet to get the IDEXX SDMA™ kidney screening test. This test can help you and your vet take action sooner to give your cat a better, happier, longer life – even with kidney disease.
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If you aren’t familiar with the SDMA test from IDEXX let me tell you: its revolutionary. Veterinarians are able to screen for and spot early signs of kidney disease in your cat – while there is still time to do something about it!
It’s just like any type of preventative testing that you or I may get – if you’re at risk, your Doctor sets a plan into motion. It’s the same with kidney disease in your cat and your vet. If the SDMA levels are elevated, your vet can prescribe a plan to help preserve your cats kidneys.
If you love your cat keeping them happy and healthy is important – if you are like me, you will do what you can to make sure your pet lives a long happy life (hello 3 a.m. emergency vet appointments – been there, done that when little Ms. Alley Cat (pictured above) decided she was a bit too curious about the fishing poles sitting in the corner of my basement – and tried eating a hook! Thankfully surgery was able to get it out of her lip, and she’s a happy sassy cat!
My kids are young and our cats are their best friends – their confidant, cuddle buddy, and favorite part of coming home. Whatever I can do to make sure that they are around for my kids, I will do. So really taking them in for a kidney test seems kind of a no brainer.
Be sure to take your cat to the vet today so you can help them live a better- longer – life!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of IDEXX. The opinions and text are all mine.
Your kitties are so cute! Catching illnesses in our pets early is so important. It gets really expensive to treat an illness that is in their later stages. I am very happy that IDEXX SDMA is available to us. My Manna has been tested and is doing well! 🙂