Natural cat health can keep a cat healthy and living a long, trouble free life. It can also effectively treat any feline disease. Including feline kidney failure.
Feline kidney failure is common in cats. The kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the body’s biological activity. They regulate the fluid levels that are so important for a well hydrated cat.
Feline kidney failure can be in the acute form or the chronic form. Acute failure can be as a result of an injury, a stress, ingested poison, inflammation or other often short lasting conditions. Chronic kidney failure means it is an ongoing problem because of a badly working immune system. The cat is struggling to remain alive and healthy.
The symptoms of kidney failure are a reduced appetite, weight loss, a staring coat, perhaps a digestive problem such as vomiting, bad breath, lethargy, anaemia and increased thirst and urination.
An experienced, old school vet will be able to tell if your cat has a kidney problem by palpating. If the kidneys are much larger or smaller than they should be, then the cat has a problem. A blood test can confirm this, by looking for urea.
If the kidneys are not functioning normally, your cat will be very sick. The veterinary treatment can be expensive, invasive and traumatic. As there is no medical cure, the treatment will last the life of your cat.
Why does your cat get kidney failure? In an old cat, it is not necessarily surprising. But in a young cat, there is an alarming trend in recent years.
There are two main causes of feline kidney failure. One is that the typical diet a cat is fed compromises the immune system. It is unhealthy at best and fatal at worst. So this needs to be addressed as a priority.
The other cause is the medication cats receive. All veterinary medications are liver toxic. This means other organs are also affected. Medications may appear to clear up a health problem, but they do so at the expense of lowering the immune system. The result of this is being more susceptible to a greater number of diseases.
When I was a student homeopath, one of my cats developed the symptoms described above. I took her to a vet, who told me she had kidney failure, with only months, at best, to live.
I declined his offered drugs and worked out a homeopathic remedy based on her personal expression of the disease. Within MINUTES of administering the remedy, she came into the kitchen asking for food. She never looked back and lived several more healthy years.