Megan Alderson, Strand Veterinarian, joins Mark from a day at Idexx Laboratories, where she has been learning about the latest in animal care technology.
One of the major problems vets face is that pets age faster than us and can’t tell us when things are wrong - as well as being genetically primed to hide signs of disease.
This makes internal health assessment so vital in order for the veterinarian to get the full picture of the animals’ health status.
Idexx are currently launching a new system for assessing kidney health in our pets, making early detection of issues and applying treatments much easier.
1 in 3 cats with have kidney disease in their lifetime and 1 in 10 dogs.
"If we pick up symptoms early there's so much more we can do."
Listen to the full interview with Megan above.
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