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Stay curious to detect renal disease before it happens

For optimum feline renal health, detect, protect, and connect

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For cats with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) early diagnosis is key

Make early renal screening a part of your regular feline patient plan. Because there are no clear first signs of kidney disease, an early check-up and regular follow-ups are the only way to diagnose and effectively manage chronic kidney disease along with a specially adapted nutritional solution.

Your early diagnosis, together with appropriate management and nutrition, can help maintain a pet's quality of life.

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Detect:Discover how ANTECH Diagnostics can take the surprise out of chronic kidney disease with predictive technology

Discover how Antech can take the surprise out of chronic kidney disease with predictive medicine While CKD is irreversible, you can get ahead of it with a no-cost predictive tool as part of your feline yearly exam.

  • Powered by artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Uses common serum and urine diagnostics
  • Can predict CKD within the next 2 years
  • >95% accurate
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Protect: Support your patient’s renal health by recommending targeted nutrition

Royal Canin Renal Support Early Consult®

  • Formulated with moderate phosphorus, EDA + DHA and an antioxidant complex to support the kidneys at an early stage
  • Supports age with nutrients, including antioxidants and New Zealand Green Mussel (dry only), to help support cats with early signs of aging
  • A combination of highly digestible proteins, balanced fibers, prebiotics, and EPA + DHA designed to support digestion
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Connect: Cat owners may be curious about CKD too

Some cats may be more prone to CKD than others Educate cat owners about Chronic Kidney Disease and the importance of predictive medicine as part of a cat's regular health plan.

  • Recommend early renal screening
  • Empower cat owners to become engaged in their cat’s health with a more rigorous care plan for your feline patients
  • Offer ROYAL CANIN nutritional guidance tools
  • Increase your clinical success with early diagnosis, treatment, and nutritional support
 

PROGRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CATS

The earlier Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is detected, the more time you have for intervention. CKD can be diagnosed at any age, but typically, clinical signs may not become apparent until the kidneys have lost 75% of their function.1 By encouraging annual or semi-annual examinations including early predictive renal screening, veterinarians can diagnose CKD at an earlier stage and support their patient's renal health by recommending targeted nutrition.

EARLY DETECTION IS CRITICAL

The earlier CKD is diagnosed, the more time you have for intervention.

For many cats, diagnosis occurs only after the onset of symptoms becomes visible to the owner when kidneys have lost more than 75% of their function.

WHY IS NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

Goals of Dietary Management

1. LIMIT PHOSPHORUS

  • Helps reduce risk of toxic build-up of high phosphorus levels in the blood
  • Helps prevent development of secondary hyperparathyroidism

2. MAXIMIZE ENERGY DENSITY

  • Helps provide adequate calories for cats who have reduced food intake
  • Reduces risk of weakness, depression and lethargy

3. IMPROVE AND MAINTAIN BODY CONDITION

  • Helps reduce risk of cats becoming emaciated and cachectic

4. BALANCE PROTEIN LEVEL

  • Assists in limiting the production of uremic toxins

5. HELP MAINTAIN HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATION

  • Provides antioxidant blend
  • Provides omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil to help reduce inflammation
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ROYAL CANIN® DIETS SPAN ACROSS ALL RENAL STAGE NEEDS FROM EARLY STAGES TO ADVANCED DISEASE

FROM EARLY STAGES TO ADVANCED DISEASE

RENAL SUPPORT EARLY CONSULT

RENAL SUPPORT

GETTING THE CAT TO EAT IS CRUCIAL TO MANAGING CKD

RENAL SUPPORT DIETS offer a wide range of aromatic profiles and textures to help ensure palatability and adequate food intake while supporting the kidneys at more advanced stages of CKD.

DIETS RECOMMENDED FOR

  • The management of IRIS Stages 2-4 chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Renal proteinuria

SUPPORTING THE KIDNEYS AT MORE ADVANCED STAGES

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Satisfy your cat owner's curiosity with knowledge

Optimum renal health begins at home

Just like cats, there are many different types of cat owners. Some don't really understand medical jargon but are willing to learn and follow your treatment recommendations, while others thanks to the internet, know their nephrons from their neoplasia. But what they have in common is curiosity. Common questions include:

  • What is CKD?
  • How did my cat get it?
  • Why do I need to feed a special diet?
  • My cat has CKD. How can I get her to eat?

We know you're busy with exam rooms full of patients and can’t always answer all their questions. Take Advantage of the ROYAL CANIN RENAL SUPPORT Owner’s Booklet. Simply download this digital nutritional guidance tool and print or share with your CKD cat owners. It may help satisfy their curiosity about CKD.

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PET OWNERS CAN BE CURIOUS ABOUT NEW THINGS TOO

Like with anything new, cat owners may feel a little confused and fearful of following your treatment recommendations correctly. To make the transition easier, we’ve put together a digital ROYAL CANIN RENAL SUPPORT® Nutritional Tip Sheet, not only to help answer owners’ nutritional questions, but also to help explain why it’s so vital to follow your nutritional recommendations for CKD. Download this digital nutritional guidance tool and print or share it with your CKD cat owners.

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STAY CURIOUS WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION AND ROYAL CANIN®

We know that you're continually adapting the way you work to meet the needs of your owners and patients, and to keep up with the latest in cat care. For busy professionals like yourself, we offer feline-focused opportunities in continuing education:

  • CE and Vet Tech Talks with leading industry professionals on diet, hot topics, tips and tricks
  • Royal Canin® Live, featuring on-demand resources for both CE (RACE-approved) and non-CE content
  • Royal Canin® Academy, building THE Reference in Health Nutrition including online training and product
  • Discounts for the entire hospital. Get access to webinars, symposiums, podcasts, browse articles and much more while you learn and earn.

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