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CKD, BUN, USG, and AKI: How to Talk to Your Pet’s Veterinarian About Kidney Disease

A veterinarian with a dog and the dog's owner

World Kidney Day is March 10 and the theme for 2022 is “Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care.” In this blogpost, I’ll help bridge the kidney care knowledge gap in veterinary medicine by explaining common acronyms veterinarians use when we talk or write about kidney disease. As an example, here are a few

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Lost in Translation

Veterinarians request a lot of information from pet owners. We interrogate them: What does his cough sound like? We dictate to them: Give these pills three times a day. And we expect them to understand a foreign language — doctor talk. Mistranslated doctor talk results in communication gaps between veterinarians and pet owners. Here are

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