Animal Kidney and Heart Disease Treatment Winchester KY
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Managing Concurrent Kidney and Heart Disease
The first step in controlling a patient’s kidney or heart condition is a reliance on the owner’s detection of a clinical problem. Cardiology and kidney specialists suggest preparing clients whose pet has a high risk of disease before symptoms begin–even running blood work or genetic testing if it applies.
Information that veterinarians provide to clients will help the owners recognize disease symptoms and increase compliance with veterinary directions when managing the disease. Two-thirds of dogs and more than half of cats suffering from cardiac disease have concurrent diseases.
Because a large number of kidney and heart disease patients are of an advanced age, it’s not uncommon for a patient being treated for one disease to develop the other, a situation that takes a vigilant veterinarian and dedicated owner to manage.
“Once we have a diagnosis and the client understands the disease and necessity to follow up, the biggest obstacle is the owner’s financial commitment,” says Megan King, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM (cardiology) of the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services in Langhorne, Pa.
“For much of heart disease there may not be a substantial cost, but as the pet deals with more advanced disease and congestive heart failure, the cost can become more significant, especially when considering kidney disease as well.”
Because of financial hurdles, veterinarians may be restricted in treating some of their heart and kidney disease patients. This factor makes prev...
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