Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant cause of illness and death in dogs and is often due to glomerular diseases. Dogs with glomerular disease often have poor outcomes with standard therapy, and specific treatment recommendations are difficult without performing a kidney biopsy to determine the type of glomerular disease present, since treatment and outcome among these diseases differs substantially. Even then, we lack an understanding of the mechanisms driving these diseases, limiting our ability to optimally treat these dogs. Therefore, tests to non-invasively diagnosis the type of glomerular disease would help veterinarians more appropriately treat these patients and provide insight into the mechanisms that cause the diseases.

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