The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) Guidelines provide management recommendations for each stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD). While dietary modification remains the mainstay of medical management for patients with CKD, advances in the management of uremic symptoms have improved the quality and quantity of life for many canine and feline patients with CKD.
During this webcast, Dr. Sheri Ross will review the dietary and pharmacologic management of the most common metabolic derangements encountered during the course of CKD, as well as discuss:
- the rationale for the IRIS staging system of CKD;
- when and how to apply dietary therapy as the key intervention in managing CKD in cats and dogs;
- some of the newer therapeutic options for many common metabolic derangements associated with kidney disease; and,
- how to develop a long-term treatment and monitoring plan for a newly diagnosed CKD patient.
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