An Owner’s Guide to Kidney Failure in Cats
The kidneys are responsible for producing hormones, controlling blood pressure, and removing waste products. Kidney or renal failure in cats occurs when damage is done to the organs. This can occur suddenly or progress over time.
Numerous things can cause your cat’s kidneys to fail. Age is one of the most common as kidney function will naturally decline as your cat gets older. Certain infections can also lead to this condition. Other causes include ingestion of antifreeze and some medications like antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
The kidneys can keep functioning even after suffering 70% damage. This means that kidney failure in cats won’t produce symptoms until the condition is already well-advanced. Two of the most common signs of this disease include increased thirst and