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Cat Kidney Disease

Signs and Symptoms Kidney disease is a condition that commonly affects older cats, but it can strike a feline at any age. This condition can develop suddenly (acute kidney disease) or it can have a much more gradual onset (chronic kidney disease). In the case of cats, chronic kidney disease is the far more common form of this condition. When a cat is suffering from chronic feline kidney disease, symptoms typically begin to show up gradually,…

Cat Addisons Disease

…and abdominal areas in order to rule kidney disease and other urinary tract issues, as well as to determine the size of the adrenal glands.Treatment The treatment for Addisons disease in cats usually depends on the severity of the symptoms and conditions. For the acute phase, also known as the Addisonian crisis, usual treatments include the administration of intravenous fluids in an attempt to raise a cat’s sodium levels and lower it’s potassium…

Cat Increased Thirst

diseases that either or both of these conditions can indicate.Causes 1. and/or Cat Kidney Disease, which can be chronic or acute. Usually this is acute. Pyelonephritis is another abnormality of the kidneys. 2. The loss of chemicals and salts that will assist with re-absorption of the water. 3. mellitus 4. 5. An infection of the uterus 6. 7. Increased calcium levels in the blood 8. Diabetes insipidus. This is a disease that affects the kidneys

Cat Diarrhea

…of a cats diarrhea.Pathophysiology As mentioned previously, a cat can experience diarrhea in two forms -- acute diarrhea or chronic diarrhea. The acute form is characterized by a sudden onset and short duration. Often, acute diarrhea will only last for approximately forty-eight hours. Chronic diarrhea, on the other hand, lasts for an extended period of time, sometimes even for several weeks. In addition to the categorization of acute and chronic,

Cat Myelodysplasia

Cat Myelodysplasia is a large selection of disorders found in both cats and dogs. They all begin within the bone marrow of the cat, and are the result of unusual characteristics of the stem cells responsible for the creation of other blood cells in a cat’s body. They involve the rapid creation but impaired maturation of cells within the cat. These diseases are typically categorized into two forms: acute myeloid leukemia and chronic

Cat Diabetes

…While breed does not appear to be a factor with respect to this condition, male cats tend to suffer from diabetes more frequently than female cats. Genetics and a lack of a nutritional diet may also predispose a cat to developing diabetes. Medical conditions such as chronic pancreatitis and other hormonal disorders such as hyperthyroidism and Cushings disease have also been linked to the onset of feline diabetes. Furthermore, certain medications…

Cat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

…spleen, heart, kidneys, tonsils and the central nervous system. Symptoms usually first include Cat Anemia and a low white blood cell count, particularly in neutrophils. In addition, thrombocytopenia, low platelets, may also be seen. As a result of these disorders, hemorrhaging and infection can occur. In cats especially, chronic myeloid leukemia can lead to .Therapies for chronic myeloid leukemia Therapies for cats with chronic myeloid leukemia…

High Blood Pressure

…blindness is a possible end result. The kidneys are usually affected as they rely on blood vessels to remove toxins from your pet’s blood. In fact, kidney disease and high blood pressure are interrelated: high blood pressure can expedite the progression of kidney disease and kidney disease can cause high blood pressure. There are a number of possible causes for high blood pressure in your pet. Chronic renal failure is highly associated with…

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