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CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CATS
Loss of the ability to reabsorb water and loss of regulation of salt and other Electrolytes are substances that produce an electrically conducting solution when dissolved in water, releasing mineral ions such as sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium. These ions can either be the positively or negatively charged or, combined as a salt, neutral.... in the body…
The usual tests to diagnose CKD measure the levels of Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle metabolism. Its blood level is dependent, among many factors, on age, weight, nutritional status and muscle mass. Hence, creatinine levels in the blood vary from individual to individual. Creatinine is continuously excreted in the urine. Increased blood creatinine... in the serum. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), both values are elevated…
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“More than three years ago, I came out of the vet’s office with my cat Paws and started weeping uncontrollably in my car. The vet had diagnosed him with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it felt like our much-loved, cuddly and daring kitty had been handed down an imminent death sentence. All the reassuring words I had heard in the treatment room just seemed to bounce off me; I was rigid with shock and couldn’t begin to ask any questions. “Your cat may die of CKD”, were the words I heard in an endless, cruel loop.
It was only a few days later that my professionally trained curiosity kicked in…