No. Suggestions provided from RENAL MANAGE™ program are evidence based and can be applied to most of patients; nonetheless, it’s the Veterinarian the only responsible regarding the right therapeutic approach and follow-up timing useful to the patient, which needs to be evaluated in its clinical singularity.
Other than breed predispositions to develop a renal disease, also the infectious diseases, (eg FIV, FeLV, FIP) or bacterial infections and neoplasia can lead to renal damage as well as it can develop after administration or accidental intake of toxics or nephrotoxic drugs.
Other than breed predispositions to develop a renal disease, also the infectious diseases (for instance, leishmaniasis and ehrlichiosis) or bacterial infections and neoplasia can lead to renal damage as well as it can develop after administration or accidental intake of toxics or nephrotoxic drugs.
Yes. Veterinarians can register and login to RENAL MANAGE™ through the website if they have got their personal access codes.
No. Exclusively the Veterinarian can register on RENAL MANAGE™ an owner of a dog or a cat affected by CKD .
Yes, an owner can be registered with more than one animal.
No. Exclusively Veterinarians with their personal access codes, can login to the reserved area and get the informations published.
No. RENAL MANAGE™ program is for free and no payment is due to avail of it.
No. RENAL MANAGE™ program is a tool, offered both to the Veterinarian and the owner, that can support in the management of kidney disease in dogs and cats. It’s only the Veterinarian who can provide the right diagnostic, therapeutic and follow-up suggestions that pet requires.
RENAL MANAGE™ can suggest to test the patient for infectious diseases, because positive results can be linked to developing of kidney disease.
No. The website www.petkidneydisease.com is, and so it should be read, exclusively as an informative tool useful to know more about CKD in dogs and cats.
If the program doesn’t work properly, the Veterinarian can report it sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both the website and the program are regularly updated. To be sure the version you are visualizing is the most recent one, clean the cache on regular basis. You can easily do that from the setting menu of your browser.
In many cases, the dog or the cat affected by kidney disease start drinking and urinate more than usual; after, weight loss and muscle deterioration can appear together with nausea, vomit and the pet becomes weaker. In animals which develop kidney disease when they are young or born with a kidney pathology, a large intake of drinking water as well as a slow growth are important parameters to be always reported to the Veterinarian
The owner is asked to send an e-mail to email@example.com asking for all the data to be removed from the program; all the requests should be sent from the account used in the registration phase.
Veterinarian can use his/her access code to register and start using RENAL MANAGE™ program as well as to enter the reserved area at www.petkidneydisease.com
Unfortunately, both dogs and cats might have or develop a kidney disease. The Veterinarian, after the clinical evaluation, will plan laboratory evaluations, urinalysis as well as an ultrasound of the urinary tract if this is recommended; the ones mentioned, are the first steps useful to get a diagnosis of kidney disease..
No, a dog or a cat having CKD cannot recover, but may have long survival time and excellent or good quality of life thanks to the right treatments.
The website www.petkidneydisease.com and RENAL MANAGE™ program refer to the veterinary literature and are updated every 3 months; part of the contents and suggestions provided are the result of the clinical expertise of the authors (see “Who we are” section in the website).
An email or a message of the program suggesting to contact a Veterinarian, can be sent or displayed to remind a scheduled visit, or because some clinical parameters are suggestive of clinical evaluation of the patient. It is always advisable to contact the Veterinarian.
The goal of the therapy is to slow the progression of the disease and to assure the best quality of life could be provided together with the longest survival time to the patient.
Difference between CKD and AKI lies in the possibility of the renal damage to be healed and in the duration of the disease. In general, a kidney disease which lasts for at least 3 months, it is called chronic; if a kidney injury suddenly develops, it is called acute.
The term congenital means that the pathology was already present when the pet was born; the term inherital means the disease is genetically transmitted. An inherital disease can be congenital or, otherwise, develop in lifetime (for instance, PKD in Persian cats).
Plasmatic/serum creatinine is the indispensable laboratory value needed to get the IRIS staging of the kidney disease; other parameters could be included (but not indispensable) are systemic arterial pressure and UP/C.
The program can be used with every device with a iOs, Android o Windows operating system.
The program can be used with iOs, Android e Windows and the browsers supported are Chrome, FIrefox, Internet Explorer 9 and upwards, Opera
www.petkidneydisease.com and RENAL MANAGE™ program are dedicated to felines and canines.
Veterinarians can enter sections dedicated to main clinical evaluations (clinical and laboratory data useful to get CKD staging of each patient may be included in the apposite fields) and to the therapeutic and follow-up suggestions section of the program. Furthermore, Veterinarians can download in a PDF format as well as print, the last medical report of each patient.
The owner can enter and see all the sections of the program; he/she can fill out and edit only the weekly evaluation sections, writing in important clinical parameters to optimize the medical management of the kidney disease.
In patients with a rapid progression of the disease or in which treatments are not effective, the Veterinarian can propose a renal biopsy in order to collect a small tissue sample to be analyzed histologically. Usually, kidney biopsy is performed in day hospital and under ultrasonographic guidance (no need of abdominal surgery).
No. The website www.petkidneydisease.com and the program RENAL MANAGE™ provide information and management suggestions related to CKD.