SDMA (symmetric dimethylargine) is a renal bio-marker specific to kidney function. It has proven to be a more reliable indicator of kidney function than creatinine, enabling your veterinarian to detect both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease years earlier.
In their lifetime, over 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs will get kidney disease. Worse, they typically show no signs of illness until their kidneys have lost most of their function permanently. As pets age, the likelihood pets will develop kidney disease worsens. In fact, more than half of cats over age 15 are afflicted.
SDMA screening is part of your pet’s annual recommended preventative blood work. This gives you and your veterinarian the chance to take action and give your pet the best shot for a healthy, happy, long life — even with kidney disease.