The role of the kidneys in your cat is to divide what works in the body and what should be expelled in the urine. To achieve come equipped with tiny filters called nephrons (nephrons in English). But these filters are not eternal and eventually die off as a problem creating the blood is not cleaned of toxins and remain contaminated.
When the number of dead nephrons reaches 75%, we speak of chronic renal failure. Much more common in cats than in young senior, but none left but. It is the leading cause of death in senior cats.
Symptoms of chronic renal failure
• The most obvious symptom is that the cat seems to live a vicious to take excess water and urinate many times a day circle.
• Urinating outside the litter box. This may be because there is no time to get or because both urination case gets dirty faster and does not like to use it in these conditions.
• Weight loss caused by loss of appetite
• The hair loses shine as it does not bathe often
• Lethargy or depression
Causes of chronic renal failure
• Infectious diseases such as peritonitis and feline leukemia
• Excess antibiotics
• Diet dry food only. Dry food is healthy but should be accompanied by plenty of fresh water available at all times.
• Lack of water
Diagnosis: A renal failure takes time to produce symptoms. It is not until the kidneys lose 2/3 of their symptoms filters are easy to perceive. And as with many feline diseases, renal failure shares many symptoms with other diseases such as hyperthyroidism. To be certain of the veterinarian should carry out blood tests, urine and even X-rays
high levels of creatinine and protein in the blood are clear signs that the kidneys are not functioning properly.
The disease has no cure but can be detected early giving quality of life to control the cat.
Treatment: The biggest problem of kidney failure is that the cat develops anemia. To avoid this you should keep it nourished and hydrated. Pussycat not feel like eating or drinking water and up to you to use tricks to being able to feed.
The veterinarian will prescribe a specific diet for your condition usually less protein to avoid overloading the kidneys. This may include canned food instead of dry because it contains more water as well as being easier to swallow. Also gelatinous food. These have an odor that attracts the Pussycat. Put a little on your fingers and let the cat consume your time. you can also mix in some of their food.
If the cat refuses to eat, you must go to the vet to be fed through a vein. There is a possibility of subjecting it to dialysis, but this treatment is not carried out in any veterinary office besides being very costly. It’s a decision you should consult your doctor.
Living with a kitten suffering from chronic kidney failure is not easy. See your cat deteriorate before your eyes breaks my heart. Enjoy your time with him but must go prepared. The time will come to see him suffer without hope of improvement it is worse than take a rest. It is the most difficult decision for any owner, guardian or cat friend. Think of it, not you.