Does Your Cat Have Chronic Kidney Disease?
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Survey Looks at Feeding Habits of Cats With Chronic Kidney Disease
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., is conducting a short survey about the feeding habits of cats with chronic kidney disease and needs veterinarians and cat owners to contribute data.
“Chronic kidney disease, sometimes called chronic renal failure, is one of the most common diseases affecting cats,” says Jessie Markovich, DVM, DACVIM, a resident in Tufts University’s nutrition department. “Diet is one of the main components of treatment for this disease but additional information is needed to optimize our nutritional recommendations.”
The information collected in this study will be used to advance knowledge about optimal nutrition for cats with this common disease. If your cat is affected by this disease, please click here to take their short survey and pass it along to others.
More about Tufts University's Veterinary Clinical Nutrition Service:
You are what you eat! This is as true for our pets as it is for us. It is also clear that a carefully tailored diet can speed an animal's recovery from illness or injury. Nutrition for sick animals is not a cure, but is often a key component of comprehensive medical therapy. The goal of our Clinical Nutrition Service is to serve as a resource to provide pets with optimal nutrition, in both sickness and in health.
The Clinical Nutrition Service works with specialists in Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and other services to provide state-of-the-art nutrition for animals with medical conditions. This can involve specialized nutritional support with intravenous solutions or tube feeding for hospitalized animals, dietary formulations, or comprehensive nutritional programs for performance, reproduction or weight loss. These consultations are conducted for animals hospitalized in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, as well as directly with owners and veterinarians.
You can visit the website for The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University's for a wealth of information about feline health. To view the site, click here: Veterinary Medicine at Tufts.
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Information and photo courtesy The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University