WCV Tips + Tails, Spring 2016
Cats (and dogs) of all ages can be at risk for chronic kidney disease, even newborn puppies and kittens, though it is much more common in cats. As vital organs, an animal’s kidneys help manage blood pressure, remove waste from their blood and make red blood cells and hormones. Kidneys can begin to fail with age. Left untreated, kidney disease can lead to a number of health issues. If the disease is determined to be chronic, there is no cure. But with early diagnosis, the condition can be effectively managed.