Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
If your cat has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, we know you are concerned. While there is no cure, the disease can often be well managed with the support of your veterinary team. Because this is a chronic disease, it can change over time, so your veterinary team will want to re-evaluate your cat often to avoid serious and potentially life-threatening complications.
Websites we recommend:
Cat Friendly Homes has a brief overview of chronic kidney disease in cats.
International Cat Care’s chronic kidney disease page includes information on possible causes and details on how the disease is managed.
Cornell Feline Health Center’s page on chronic kidney disease has a nice discussion of diagnostic tests.
Feline expert Dr. Sarah Caney has written an e-book (purchase required) on caring for a cat with chronic kidney disease.
Videos we recommend:
International Cat Care’s video on how to give subcutaneous fluids to your cat.
Cornell Feline Health Center’s video series called the cat owner’s guide to kidney diseases (5 videos).
Vet Professionals’ Cat Cafe video series include 3 on diabetes mellitus that are also available as podcasts.