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Diagnosis and investigation of chronic kidney disease in cats
  1. Martha Cannon
  1. Martha Cannon, Oxford Cat Clinic, 78A Westway, Botley, Oxford OX2 9JU, UK, e-mail: enquiries{at}


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disorder of cats, particularly those in middle to old age. This article describes a practical approach to the diagnosis of CKD in cats and the additional investigations that will then allow an effective treatment plan to be developed, tailored to the needs of the individual cat. A second article in this supplement covers the approaches to treatment of CKD and its associated complications.

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