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What are the signs of kidney problems in cats

The early signs may be:

• loss of appetite,

• vomiting,

• diarrhoea,

• dehydration.

How is kidney disease treated?

Treatment for kidney disease varies depending on the cause and the severity of the condition. Two of the most common treatments are:

1. Management of the urinary tract - this may involve

• Fluid therapy

• Feeding the cat a special diet that contains the correct balance of nutrients.

2. Treatment of the kidneys - this may involve

• Medical treatment,

• A special diet,

• Chemotherapy,

• Surgeries.

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I have a question if anyone would be willing to help me. In 2014 i became seotic and had milti organ failure, kidneys were one of those i done dialysis for a little while and got better. I have noticed over the last 6 months i have had to push like im having a bm. Could my previous kidney failure be a reason for this? Read more

Phosphorus Retention and Renal Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Renal secondary hyperparathyroidism (2-HPTH) occurs when parathyroid hormone (PTH) synthesis and secretion become excessive during kidney disease and is the result of increased secretion of PTH by each chief cell as well as the increased number of chief cells due to parathyroid gland hyperplasia. Read more

Having kidney failure means that 85-90% of your kidney function is gone, and they don't work well enough to keep you alive. There is no cure for kidney failure, but it is possible to live a long life with treatment. Having kidney failure is not a death sentence, and people with kidney failure live active lives and continue to do the things they love. Read more

Because CKD is such a common disease in cats, routine screening of all mature and older cats can help early diagnosis, which in turn may prolong a good quality of life. Yearly or twice yearly routine veterinary check-ups are important, and as your cat begins to get older it is important that urine samples, and body weight, are monitored at each visit. Read more

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