What is the Laboratories, Inc. SDMA Test and How Might it Help My Cat or Dog Live Longer?

Laboratories, Inc.’s new SDMA blood test is a simple way for veterinarians to screen for and spot early signs of kidney disease in your cat or dog, while there is time to do something about it. Think of it this way, you probably get your cholesterol tested every year. If the cholesterol is too high, your doctor recommends a lifestyle plan. Similarly, annual Laboratories, Inc. SDMA screening is an opportunity for you and your veterinarian to understand your pet’s health more completely. If SDMA levels are elevated, your veterinarian can prescribe a plan that could help preserve your pet’s kidneys.3

If your pet has kidney disease, SDMA can also help your veterinarian determine how advanced the disease is, enabling your pet to get the right treatment plan while there is still time to impact their quality of life.3

As the health advocate for your furry family members, be sure to
ask your veterinarian for the Laboratories, Inc. SDMA test.

Read more about SDMA

Reviewed on:

Monday, December 14, 2015

2. Seasonal Allergies

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies as well, and they are not fun.

Here are some signs your dog may have season allergies:

  • - Irritated skin: Rashes and hives
  • - Itching
  • - Hair loss: Common under continued exposure to an allergen
  • - Puffy, red eyes
  • - Sneezing


Anti-histamines are usually the best treatment for seasonal allergies. Benadryl is a common over the counter treatment that is safe for most dogs to take. However, it should only be administered with a vet’s recommendation.

Read more about giving Benadryl to dogs and get the correct dosage information here.


AminAvast™ Kidney Support for Cats provides the stellar formula to support healthy kidney function in your cat. AminAvast™ is a nutritional supplement composed of a combination of amino acids and peptides. Clinical studies have shown that a cat's health can be improved mere weeks after starting the supplement. Some of the improvements include a healthier coat. No side effects or adverse reactions have been reported in cats that have been using AminAvast™ for both short-term and long-term use.

Cats can take AminAvast™ for the full duration of their lives and it does not require refrigeration. With a shelf life of 3 years and daily administration, you won't have to worry about AminAvast expiring. AminAvast can be easily mixed with food to make daily consumption a breeze for your pet. AminAvast bottles come with 60 sprinkle capsules to provide your cat with 1-2 months of daily doses. Get it today and watch the general well-being of your cat improve within weeks.

AminAvast™ is a new supplement to help support natural kidney function in cats and dogs. AminAvast™ is safe with no reported side effects or dugs interactions. AminAvast™ contains AB070597, a patent pending ingredient created through a proprietary process using amino acids and a peptide. Cats and dogs have seen benefits within weeks of starting AminAvast™. Clients have reported improvements in coat, appetite, behavior, increased weight, and a general all over sense of feeling better.

    Key Features:
  • Compliments a protein restricted diet
  • Maintains normal renal health
  • Supports normal renalcell structure
  • Maintains natural low levels of oxidative stress
  • Supports a healthy coat
  • Supports overall health and vitality
  • AminAvast® does not need refrigeration and has a 3 year shelf life.

Meeting the CKD nutrition challenge

How dietary management can slow CKD and improve quality of life

For pets who will eat a therapeutic diet, a commercial TRD is preferable because it is nutritionally balanced, said Sarah Caney, BVSc, Ph.D., DSAM, of Vet Professionals Ltd. in the U.K. and author of Caring for a Cat with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Chronic kidney disease is seen in 28 to 31 percent of geriatric cats and 7 percent of dogs. While there’s no cure, many studies show dietary management with a therapeutic renal diet containing high-quality protein and reduced phosphorus can help to slow progression and give pets with CKD better quality of life by decreasing the body’s production of waste products and maintaining normal blood pressure.

“Data is available to show that nutritional intervention can improve both patient morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats with CKD,” said Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey.

But pets, cats in particular, don’t always buy into that, and managing them can be frustrating for veterinarians and owners alike. Here’s what to know about their nutritional needs and ways to meet the challenge of getting them to eat an appropriate diet.

AminAvast is easy to use and can simply be broken open and used as a powder. Can be given during mealtime.

Feeding Instructions
For Cats & Small Dogs
Weight Amount
Under 10 lbs 1 capsule twice daily
11-20 lbs 1 capsules twice daily
For Dogs 21+ lbs
21-30 lbs 1 capsule twice daily
31-40 lbs 1 ½ capsules twice daily
41-55 lbs 2 capsules twice daily
56-70 lbs 2 ½ capsules twice daily
71-80 lbs 3 capsules twice daily
81-90 lbs 3 ½ capsules twice daily
91-100 lbs 4 capsules twice a daily

Long Term Maintenance:

May be administered for life. No adverse reactions were reported during a two year open-ended clinical study of AminAvast.


Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.


For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place.?

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