Enhance Patient Care with Preventive Care Diagnostic Protocols

Whether you’re meeting puppies and kittens for the first time, caring for an adult pet, or treating geriatric patients, preventive care diagnostics help pets live longer, healthier lives. Implementing consistent, comprehensive preventive care protocols will benefit the long-term health of your patients and your practice.

Comprehensive preventive care protocols take aim at disease

IDEXX offers fast, accurate solutions for early disease detection that ensure the most comprehensive view of every patient’s health.


Over 2 times the number of pets could be diagnosed with kidney disease5

  • 1 in 3 cats3 and 1 in 10 dogs4 will develop some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD) over their lifetimes.
  • Test results revealed over 250,000 potential cases of early kidney disease that would not have been found using traditional methods.5
  • Part of the CKD staging guidelines. The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) CKD Staging Guidelines now include symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) as a valuable tool to help detect dogs and cats with IRIS CKD Stage 1 disease and to help correctly stage CKD in underweight patients.*

Learn more about SDMA

Fecal antigen testing

Double the rate of detection over fecal O&P alone5

  • Detect the three most common intestinal parasites: hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm.
  • Identify infections up to 30 days earlier, prior to eggs being laid.6

Read the Intestinal parasite antigen testing—the next generation of fecal testing (PDF) white paper.

SNAP 4Dx Plus Test

Know more with every result

  • The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends annual comprehensive screening for pathogens transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes.
  • React to changing prevalence in your area and test for diseases pets may have acquired in other locations.
  • Detect, treat, and assess a dog’s risk of coinfection.

Learn more about this pet-side assay.

Education and resources

Pet owner brochures and staff tools:

*These additions to the guidelines are preliminary, based on early data derived from the use of SDMA in veterinary patients. The IRIS board fully expects to be updated as the veterinary profession gains further experience using SDMA alongside the long-established marker, creatinine, in the diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of canine and feline CKD.

  1. Data from Banfield Pet Hospital® State of Pet Health™ 2011 Report, a study of 2.1 million dogs and nearly 450,000 cats that were patients at 770 veterinary hospitals in 43 states. These findings have recently been corroborated (George Lees, DVM, MS, DACVIM; unpublished data; April 2013).
  2. Peterson M. Hyperthyroidism in cats: what's causing this epidemic of thyroid disease and can we prevent it? J Feline Med Surg. 2012;14(11):804–818.
  3. Lulich JP, Osborne CA, O’Brien TD, Polzin DJ. Feline renal failure: questions, answers, questions. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet. 1992;14(2):127–153.
  4. Brown SA. Renal dysfunction in small animals. The Merck Veterinary Manual website. www.merckmanuals.com/vet/urinary_system/noninfectious_diseases_of_the_urinary_system_in_small_animals/renal_dysfunction_in_small_animals.html. Updated October 2013. Accessed February 17, 2016.
  5. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA.
  6. Elsemore DA, Geng J, Flynn L, et al. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for coproantigen detection of Trichuris vulpis in dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014;26(3):404–411.