Saliva testing to

achieve a higher quality of care

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects as many as 10% of dogs and 35% of cats, and is the most common cause of mortality in cats over 5 years old (1)

Annual blood & urine work is usually recommended for animals over 7 years old; however, this is costly and invasive, leading many pet parents to forego testing, especially when there are no other clinical signs present.

Recent studies have shown that high blood urea, a common marker for CKD, is also present in the saliva (2-3). This is why sn biomedical is developing Kidney-Chek™ - a salivary urea test for companion animals. This is a simple, less invasive and more affordable option to screen for kidney disease in your animals. If Kidney-Chek™ shows up positive, it is then recommended that more detailed analysis of blood & urine take place, as high blood urea can also occur with other conditions, such as severe dehydration, gastrointestinal bleeding, or kidney stones (4).

How Kidney-Chek™ works

Open Kidney-Chek strip

Expose pads to animal's buccal surface to wet both squares

Read visually or use our phone app to capture and report results

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2 minutes

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(1) Sparkes AH et al. (2016). ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Feline Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 18: 219.
(2) Tvarijonaviciute A et al. (2018). Measurement of urea and creatinine in saliva of dogs: a pilot study. BMC Veterinary Research, 14:223.
(3) Lasisi TJ et al. (2016). Salivary creatinine and urea analysis in patients with chronic kidney disease: a case control study. BMC Nephrology, 17: 10.
(4) Stockham SL and Scott MA. (2008). Urinary System. Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology - Second Edition. pg. 429-430.