As your cat gets older, it may start to suffer from kidney problems. 10% of cats aged 10 and 30% for cats aged 15 or older will be affected by chronic kidney disease. It’s one of the most common causes of illness and death in older cats.
It can be very difficult for you to know that your cat has a kidney problem, because cats with this condition can appear perfectly healthy.
Kidney disease symptoms can include the following:
- Drinking more
- Polyuria (urinating more)
- Lack of appetite and weight loss
The disease can compromise quality of life if inadequately managed so if you think your cat might be suffering with renal disease, please call your vet straight away.
If you want to know more on kidney disease in cats, you may find the following website of interest https://icatcare.org/advice/cat-health/chronic-kidney-disease-cats