The Importance of Taking Your Pet to the Vet

An explanation of feline kidney disease

Feline kidney disease is a common condition which many cats develop during their twilight years. This disease can wreak havoc on a cat's health; in addition to causing electrolyte imbalances and preventing their body from filtering waste products (such as creatinine and urea), it can also interfere with the production of an enzyme known as renin, which is crucial for the proper blood pressure regulation. What causes this condition? There are several potential causes of feline kidney disease, including chronically high blood pressure, physical trauma to the kidneys, conditions which affect a cat's immune system, exposure to poisons and kidney stones. Read More