Treatment Options for Feline Kidney Disease

Posted by Edward Cruz on


Like in humans, kidneys have a vital role in the life of cats. More frequent in older cats, the feline kidney disease may affect younger cats who are based mainly with dry foods diet. A genetic condition may also affect a cat’s kidney.  The cat renal disease cannot be treated but can be manageable to delay the kidney failure.

  1. Injecting Fluids
    Also known as subcutaneous injections, fluids may be injected under the skin of the cat that is suffering from kidney disease to make the task of the kidneys easier. This procedure must be performed every day. The injections may be associated with drug treatment for better results.

The injection may also be performed at home in less severe cases. The injection of fluids can postpone the renal failure, provided it is administered during the entire life of your pet. If your cat has a chronic renal failure, it will need to get treatment within a hospital, where it can be kept under supervision.

  1. Drugs
    As a solution to manage the feline kidney diseases, drugs are an alternative to the injection of fluids. Phosphate binders can help in preventing kidney failure and prolong the life of the sick cat. However, medication for kidney must be supported with a proper diet.
  2. Diet
    Changes in the diet are not enough to manage feline kidney disease, but associated with medication can give good results. The cat’s diet should be less or without protein, sodium and phosphorous compounds. The cat’s diet should also contain a lot of wet foods to keep your pet hydrated. Always keep a bowl with fresh water for your feline.

The feline kidney disease has no cure and is a fatal condition. But a few options like fluid injections, drugs and proper diet are a few options to help your cat cope with the disease.



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