Cat kidney disease more often affects older cats than younger ones, although these are not immune. Since kidneys are responsible for eliminating waste from the body, their healthy function is critical to a healthy cat. By using a system of natural cat health care, you can cure the current problem and prevent it happening again.
There are several causes of kidney malfunction. A lack of natural nutrition is a major one. Pesticides in the food fed your cat can be a cause. There are many veterinary drugs that cause kidney malfunction – antibiotics, anti-parasitics, anaesthetics and many others.
Cat kidney disease can also accompany other diseases, such as diabetes and hyperthyroidism.
While most cats are pretty savvy when it comes to rejecting harmful foods, the common practice of feeding the chemical laden commercial cat food has dulled their natural abilities. This means they may find a tasty morsel of food in the vicinity of a recently pesticide sprayed garden. The moral of this is to find safer alternatives.
Kidneys have a large reserve capacity. This means that you are unlikely to notice any problem exists until three quarters of the kidneys are damaged. So it’s much better to avoid all potential hazards.
The earliest signs will be increased thirst and urination. The urine will be pale, rather than yellow. As the problem escalates, toxins that can no longer be flushed away, start to build up in the body. This can produce a variety of symptoms, such as a lack of appetite, vomiting, bad breathe, lethargy, depression and destructive symptoms such as ulcers. Seizures are likely to develop eventually.
Veterinary diagnose of kidney disease in cats comes from urine and blood tests, palpation, X-rays and ultrasound tests.
Dehydration can become a real and ongoing problem.
Veterinary treatment will normally consist of a low protein diet and medication, which is likely to cause further damage to the kidneys over time.
Cats evolved on a high protein diet, so feeding them a low protein diet may keep the condition under control, but it is not addressing the cause of the problem. Your cat is also more likely to be very hungry. A low protein diet is also more likely to be deficient in nutrition.
Most commercial cat food contains low quality food and is high in chemical additives, despite any claims to the contrary. By feeding your cat a quality, natural diet you can reverse kidney disease and prevent it happening in otherwise unaffected cats. While many common and frequently over-used veterinary drugs can damage the kidneys, if you use natural therapies such as homeopathy, you can reverse the damage. A system of natural cat health care is economical as well as preventative.