Feline Chronic Renal Failure
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is a common condition affecting older or senior cats. Chronic renal failure in cats advances over time. There is no cure for this disease and it will progress over time. Your cat’s condition and individual characteristics will determine how fast this occurs. Proper identification and treatment will enable you to slow the progression making your cat more comfortable and increasing lifespan. Although CRF has been seen in younger cats it is most commonly encountered as a disease in middle aged to old cats.
The cat is an unusual animal in that it has the ability to concentrate its urine; if you are a cat owner then you know the pungent smell of concentrated feline urine. However, in cats with CRF, this ability gradually disappears and cats then produce diluted urine. The urine looks weaker in color, has little odor and the cat