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Cat Renal Failure

…injections of hormones to your cat at home. Blood pressure is also checked. It is very possible for a cat in renal failure to have high blood pressure. Your cat may be placed on blood pressure medicine to combat this.Treatment Options Mild cases of renal failure can be treated at home with injections that are placed under your cat’s skin. Dialysis is also available but is cost prohibitive for most cat owners. Your cat will be placed on a diet…

Cat Renal Neoplasia

…blood clots following trauma and pockets of pus in the kidney as well as a variety of other kidney disorders.Treatment Renal tumors are generally treated with surgery in the absence of metastasis and if involvement does not include both kidneys. If your cat is dehydrated, your vet may order fluids to be administered intravenously. They are also indicated in cats with infections or renal failure. Removal of the tumor will generally require removal…

Cat Renal Lymphosarcoma

When is present in a cat’s lymphoid tissue it is referred to as lymphosarcoma. This is a very common cancer in pets but cats are more prone to the type that affects the kidneys. It is caused by white blood cells called lymphocytes and affects cats that are middle aged to more senior years. This is a fatal disease but with treatment can go into remission. Unfortunately is often developed with renal lymphosarcoma.Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of…

Cat Hypertension

…elevated blood pressure in cats is a secondary symptom of another medical problem. Sadly, this condition can go undetected for many years.Medical Issues The most common medical conditions resulting in hypertension in cats is renal failure, kidney failure, and . It is estimated that approximately 20 to 60% of all cats diagnosed with renal failure will also have hypertension and hyperthyroidism is close to 87%. Having your cat checked out by your…

Cat Raison Toxicity

…cause acute renal failure in some cats and dogs. As little as 1.1 ounces of grapes or raisins per kilogram of body weight can have devastating consequences.Signs of Raisin Toxicity The first signs that your cat may be in trouble is and within hours of consuming grapes or raisin. Toxicity causes pain in the abdomen, which leads to vomiting and lethargy. You may notice small bits of raisins or grapes in the stool or vomit. Your cat can go into…

Cat Lymphoma Cancer

…loss of weight and a degree of renal failure. The affected kidney enlarges and appears like a large protruding intra-abdominal mass. This form is more prevalent in older cats. Cats with multicentric lymphoma may develop anemia. Pale mucous membranes indicate the presence of this condition (anemia).Diagnosis Various tests and observations are required to diagnose cat lymphoma. Physical tests will reveal swelling in affected organs and lymph nodes.…

High Blood Pressure

…causes for high blood pressure in your pet. Chronic renal failure is highly associated with hypertension. In addition, a condition known as hyperthyroidism has been known to lead to high blood pressure. Cushing’s disease, diabetes, acromegaly, polycynthemia and other disorders all lead to high blood pressure. While in humans it is not abnormal for high blood pressure to be the primary disorder, in animals this is very rare and hypertension…

Dog Kidney Stones

…or renal calculi. The urinary system is responsible for removing liquid wastes from the dog’s body, and since a percentage of the mineral wastes are only a little soluble, crystals might form. When it takes a prolonged time for the crystals to move through the urinary system, interaction might occur, and kidney stones can then be formed.Kidney Stone Causes There are many different kinds of stones that can be found in dogs and cats. Usually,…

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