Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
One of the most common disorders in older cats is chronic kidney disease. The kidneys are responsible for the generation of essential hormones, the filtering of waste from the blood, the regulation of blood pressure, and the production of new red blood cells. When a cat’s kidneys stop working properly, it can cause plenty of additionalproblems.
When a cat has kidney problems, the initial indicators are increased thirst and urination, followed by lack of appetite, weight loss, and lethargy. Chronic kidney disease is not curable; however it may often be treated medically with medication, a change in diet, and fluid supplementation.