Chronic Kidney Disease
General information on Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease is most common in older or elderly cats. This disorder is caused by the gradual deterioration in the kidneys function. This causes the cat to have difficulties in removing waste products from the body.
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease include frequent urination, increased thirst, weight loss, bad breath and moth ulcers.
Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease
Your vet will need to take a blood sample to make a proper diagnosis. Dietary changes will be created to compensate for the damaged kidneys.
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Chronic Kidney Disease experience by - clair
My female 17yr old cat was diagnosed with kidney failure only in march 12.. She had obviously had it sometime as I had noticed increased fluid intake and urination. 3 weeks after diagnosis bonnie starting refusing food.. we took her to the vet where she had fluids on the sunday by the tuesday she was back to not eating I offered all kinds of food and she took tiny tiny amounts reluctant but if i had not put it under her nose she definately was not proactive or interested to help herself. I noticed she used her trat on the Thursday to wee and I still offered food,by the sat she had not taken any food since really thursday evening.. at this point Bonnie was weakening she did not appear interested and remained upsatirs by th radiator. I offered water and she refused. It was heart breaking to see her suffer so I made the decision on the saturday 30th march and we had her put to sleep.. this really hurt so much. I question this everyday but deep down she looked at me so pitiful without purring and I felt it was time to let her go. My male cat was put to sleep only 6 wks earlier and they were brother/sister i believe she gave up when she lost her mate. I feel so sad that words can not explain but when its time we do have to let go, we cling to hope that they can remain healthy and stay with us longer but once CRF takes hold there is no turning back.. god bless bonnie. xxx
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