Renal failure is common in geriatric cats

01/15/2012 | Boston Herald

Kidney failure occurs as a consequence of old age in some cats and the first signs are often drinking more water and consequently urinating more, writes veterinarian John De Jong. Blood tests help diagnose the condition and treatment involves fluid therapy and special low-protein diets, but the disease is progressive and older cats tend to have a worse prognosis, Dr. De Jong writes.

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