Short Takes

March 2005 Issue

Short Takes: 03/05

News on kidney disease; cats aren’t vegans; the danger of Easter lilies

Averting Kidney Disease While dishing out those prescription “kidney diets” for middle-aged and older cats with chronic renal failure (CRF), the question is a logical one: Why not feed younger cats something to prevent kidney disease in the first place? A study to be published in Veterinary Research Communications (June 2005) is a first step toward understanding risk-factor biomarkers for future kidney disease in young, still-healthy cats — and a hint to cat food makers to…

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