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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Chronic kidney disease is mainly a problem in older cats. Important organs, kidneys remove waste from the bloodstream daily, regulate the levels of certain essential minerals, conserve water, and produce urine. When they are affected by aging or otherwise damaged, they lose those abilities. Unfortunately, it can take months, even years, before you notice your cat may be in trouble because the kidneys must be at least two-thirds dysfunctional before most clinical signs are evident. In addition, a lot of the symptoms are easy to dismiss as normal aging.   What Are the Symptoms? In the initial stages of failure, the...

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