Kidney Care: Helping to prevent kidney disease in your feline friend

We are dedicated to helping our feline patients live long and happy lives.

 

Kidneys are essential organs. They remove waste from the bloodstream and regulate fluids in the body. When kidneys aren’t working as well as they should, the result can be life threatening. Many factors affect kidney function and whilst genetics do play a part, so does dehydration, shock, poison, infection, blockages and trauma. Please only give your cat medications that we prescribe as some common medications can cause serious kidney problems.

 

We are thrilled to share with you an exciting breakthrough in blood testing technology for pets! We can now do a quick blood test in our veterinary hospital (with results in minutes!) that can detect kidney disease in its’ very early stages.

Kidney problems can happen suddenly or slowly progress over time. Signs of chronic kidney disease don’t often appear until almost 2/3 of the kidney have been affected. Recent advances in veterinary medicine testing are helping us detect kidney disease sooner than ever before. Early detection leads to fantastic results in management and treatment plans that include prescription diets and medication.

Our feline friends are very independent creatures and whilst they age gracefully this can be to their detriment because they often hide illness so well. Sadly, this means kidney disease is often very advanced before symptoms appear externally making treatment options limited. If your cat experiences any of the following signs, please call us for advice as these may be signs of kidney disease:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • No urination
  • Vomiting
  • Poor coat appearance
  • Lethargy
  • Weight Loss

This revolutionary test means we can detect kidney disease earlier, intervene quickly and manage the condition to potentially extend the lives our beloved patients. To learn more about how we can help your cat, call us today.




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