Kidney Diseases in Cats and What To Do About It

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Cats are quite prone to kidney diseases. Both kidney problems of a chronic nature and to suffer from acute renal failure. When the kidney of your cat fails the most visible symptom is that the animal drinks a lot and urinates frequently. Since the Kidneys are not working properly, the cat becomes dehydrated.

Failure of the kidney causes acidity in the stomach, and stops eating, which causes it to weaken quickly and the risk of lipidosis appears. This is something that must be avoided.

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Once the veterinarian has controlled the cat’s kidney problem and especially if it is a chronic problem, he will recommend that the animal be given a diet for life. This diet will consist of special snacks for cats with kidney problems.

The most important feature of this food, is that it is low in protein, something very important since proteins cause many residues that must be filtered by the kidney. Taking too many proteins makes the kidney that no longer works as it should be subjected to an over-strain, which increases the chances of failure.

Get used to the new diet

In the market there are many brands that offer products especially designed for cats with kidney problems and that have different flavors. Some cats are reluctant to change their diet and it is necessary to introduce them little by little.

Since it is very dangerous for the cat to stop eating, it is usual to mix the new product with which the pet usually ate until it gets used to the taste, something that can be a bit expensive.

Maybe you have to try different brands before finding the one that best suits your animal and the one they like in taste and texture. If the animal ate cat food, they might preferred latitas, look for a pâté.

Periodic checks

It is important to note that kidney problems in cats are not detected until there has been a major breakthrough in the disease. Therefore, especially in cats over eight years, it is highly recommended to perform an analysis every year when it is taken to be vaccinated and, if a risk is detected or the cat is much older, do this every six months .

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