Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is extremely common in dogs and renal damage is progressive; in the later stages of the disease, it lowers the patient quality of life. It is estimated that about 25% of dogs of any ages are affected; the risk of being affected by the disease is higher in areas endemic for vector borne diseases (e.g. leishmaniasis, ehrlichiosis, etc.) and in patients suffering from illness of the mouth, the skin or the immune system. CKD is often difficult to identify, especially in the early stages of the disease, if specific tests are not performed (more info at www.petkidneydisease.com). An early diagnosis of CKD and a proper treatment can offer the dog a better quality of life.
DOGScale could guide you in identifying CKD in your dog but it should not be intended as a diagnostic tool. Your Veterinarian is the only one who can get the final diagnosis of CKD and can advise you about how to manage it properly.
DOGScale has been developed by DCH program together with Italian Universities and Veterinary practitioners.
DOGScale is available on iOS and Windows devices (PC, tablet, Mac and iPad), optimized for Chrome (1 and upwards), Firefox (3 and upwards) and Opera.
The personal information (name, surname, email address) provided in DOGScale shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (Cap. 440 of the Laws of Malta) and processed for the purpose(s) of the program, provide useful information in enhancing the probability to better identify dogs affected by cronic kidney disease. We can not provide your Information to a third party, except for governmental agencies to whom disclosure is required by law. You have the right to request access to your personal data as well as the right to rectify and where applicable, erase any inaccurate, incomplete or immaterial personal data processed by Medical Consultancy Services. I do hereby authorise Medical Consultancy Services, G Calì Street 60 Suite 6, TA’XBIEX (MT) to process the data contained in the DOGScale for the above-stated purpose(s).