Kidney Disease In Cats

kidney-disease-in-catsThe kidneys keep the body functioning smoothly by filtering waste products out of the body. They also play an important role in regulating blood pressure, maintaining the volume of red blood cells, and regulating the calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Renal or kidney disease is a general term for the impairment or failure of the kidneys to function properly.

The symptoms manifested by cats suffering from kidney disease are a result of the body’s attempt to compensate for the kidney’s reduced ability to flush toxins out of the body via the urine. Early signs of kidney problems include increased intake of water and increase volume of urine. Other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy, bad breath, abdominal discomfort, mouth ulcers, and bleeding problems. In severe cases, affected cats can develop hypertension. Unfortunately, many cat owners fail to notice early signs of the disease until it has become well-advanced and the damage have become largely irreversible. This is one important reason why you should never skip your pet’s annual health checks scheduled by your veterinary clinic. Click on the link to know more details.


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