What are kidney problems?
In today’s terraviva blog we talk about kidney problems in cats, which unfortunately there are so many cases every day.
It is a common disease in older cats especially. Although young cats can also have it due to other causes such as bacterial infections, birth defect, etc.
Kidney failure affects the kidneys and makes them unable to perform their functions properly.
The quality of life that the cat has will have a great influence, since if it has been cared for in detail, it can greatly delay said disease.
There are two types of deficiency, it can be acute or chronic:
acute kidney failure
It comes from infections, from having ingested toxic substances, trauma, etc. They are usually punctual cases, and if detected in time they can be recovered.
Chronic kidney deficiency
In contrast, chronic renal failure is usually a slow and progressive process. It mainly affects elderly cats. In these cases there is no cure, but through treatment you can maintain it and delay it. The causes of this disease can be from infections to tumors. It is recommended to use a proper diet.
If the disease is acute, there are rapid symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, halitosis, loss of appetite, etc.
If, on the other hand, it is chronic, it is a much slower process that can take months, even years, the symptoms are usually having the need to drink a lot of water, therefore you will urinate more, lack of appetite, weight loss, drowsiness, weakness, dehydration , vomiting, diarrhoea, serious nervous disorders, etc.
As we have said, the only thing we can do is regular check-ups with the vet so that they do the urine and blood tests, especially after 8 years of age.
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Kidney Problems in Cats, Symptoms and Prevention