IRIS Kidney poster cat
One of the two IDEXX wallcharts.

A test capable of detecting chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dogs and cats up to years earlier than traditional methods has been added to the International Renal Interest Society’s (IRIS) guidelines.

The SDMA test was launched by manufacturer and distributor IDEXX in November 2015.

Simon Wootton, IDEXX’s northern European region CAG marketing manager, said: “It is widely accepted one in three cats and one in 10 dogs will develop CKD.”

Improve longevity

He added: “The adoption by IRIS of the IDEXX SDMA renal function test is testament to its benefits and should give vets more time to intervene and prescribe an appropriate course of action to help improve longevity and quality of life in CKD patients.”

IDEXX is supporting IRIS by printing and distributing two wallcharts to all veterinary practices in the UK. These are intended to assist diagnosis, staging and treatment of CKD in dogs and cats.

  • The wallcharts can also be downloaded from or ordered by telephoning 00800 1234 33 99.
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