Supporting quality of life in feline patients with chronic kidney disease

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive terminal disease that is commonly seen in cats in small animal veterinary practices. Veterinary nurses will be involved in caring for these patients during the diagnostic and treatment phases including providing end-of-life care when symptoms increase and the patient either dies a natural death or is euthanased. Palliative or hospice care will be provided by owners in the home environment. Veterinary nurses have a role in supporting owners to deliver high quality care to their pet and when making difficult decisions about their pet's death
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Veterinary Nurse
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2017

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Animal Technicians
Felidae
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Quality of Life
Hospice Care
Terminal Care
Quality of Health Care
Pets
Palliative Care
Decision Making
Cats
Therapeutics

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Supporting quality of life in feline patients with chronic kidney disease. / Thornton, Carly.

In: The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 8, No. 4, 24.05.2017.

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