Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Life Expectancy and Home Management
As cat owners, we want our furry friends to live happy and healthy lives (ideally forever!). Unfortunately, many cats over seven years old develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), a progressive and irreversible condition that can affect their quality of life. We understand that every pet is unique, and our goal is to help pet owners make informed decisions about their pet's health and wellbeing. In this resource, we'll explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for kidney disease in cats and offer some helpful tips for managing this condition. We will also touch on pain assessments, quality of life and the value of palliative care to keep your beloved pet comfortable for as long as possible.
Kidney disease symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the disease. Early signs may be subtle and easy to miss, while intermediate to advanced signs can be more severe.
Common signs include:
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can lead to various complications throughout the body due to poor kidney function. These complications can vary in severity and significantly impact a cat’s quality of life. Some of the most common complications associated with CKD include:
The medical management and monitoring of kidney disease can be confusing and overwhelming. Get in touch with our team today for a personalised discussion.
While there is no cure for CKD in cats, several ways exist to manage the condition and improve your cat’s quality of life. Such treatment options include:
Please know that we are here to support you every step of the way. We understand this is a challenging time for you and your family, and we are committed to providing you with the guidance and care you and your furry friend deserve. If you want to learn more about putting your pet to sleep, cat euthanasia at home, options to put your pet down at home, costs of euthanasia at home or what it looks like to put your pet to sleep at home, call us on 0422 157 675 or visit our website.
CKD is a common condition in cats that can significantly impact their quality of life. It’s essential to remember that every cat is different, and the progression of CKD can vary widely. With proper care and management, many cats with CKD can live comfortable and happy lives. At Rest Your Paws, we support you and your cat through every stage of their life, providing compassionate and knowledgeable care at every step. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns – we are here to help.
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