Far too many cats are affected by kidney disease. Studies show that 1 in 3 cats have kidney disease, reports Dr. Celeste Clements. Kidney disease in cats can be caused by a variety of different things, from toxins to kidney stones. And you may not notice it. Most cats show no symptoms of kidney disease until the disease is very advanced. Even when a cats does have symptoms, they are often so subtle that they are overlooked. Some signs your cat could be suffering from kidney disease include, mild weight loss, frequent urination and drinking more water. If you begin to see some of these symptoms, like your cat begins soaking the litter box, or your cat is always thirsty, it’s time to make an appointment with your veterinarian.
Unfortunately, once the symptoms begin to show, often the kidneys are too far gone to treat. However, there is hope. New advances in veterinary medicine have made it possible to detect kidney disease earlier, giving your cat the best chance of a healthy life. Learn more about the latest in kidney disease detection.
Additional Information on Kidney Disease in Cats:
Since kidney disease is fatal in cats and early diagnosis is so important, cat owners should learn as much as possible to try to prevent this condition. We’ve included helpful articles about kidney disease in cats to help you be as prepared as possible:
Make an appointment:
If you suspect your cat may have kidney disease, make an appointment with Muirfield Animal Hospital. We can evaluate your cat and determine the best options.