Kidney failure can either develop slowly due to a chronic disease or occur suddenly due to poisoning or trauma.
Both types must be addressed immediately in order to save the cat’s life.
The kidneys are responsible for several necessary life functions, which include maintaining proper blood pressure levels, filtering toxins and wastes from the bloodstream, excreting the wastes through urine, contributing to the production of red blood cells, and producing a variety of essential enzymes and hormones.
Approximately 30 percent of cats will develop kidney disease during their lifetime; many of these cases will progress to kidney failure.
When the kidneys fail to perform properly, the cat’s life is at risk.
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