Use of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats: Four Cases

Terri Rosado, DVM, Huisheng Xie, BS-Vet Med, MS, PhD


Issue: Volume 73 Winter 2023

Online Publication Date: 21 December 2023


Chronic kidney disease is defined as the inability of the kidneys to efficiently filter the blood of waste products for over 3 months. In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, chronic kidney disease is often caused by 1 or more of the following patterns: Kidney Qi/Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Qi + Yin Deficiency, and Kidney Jing Deficiency. As seen in these case examples, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used effectively for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats.