Jubilee urges cat owners to watch for kidney disease
Jubilee Veterinary Clinic in Newtownards has urged cat owners to watch out for signs of kidney disease in their furry friends by posting a handy guide on its Facebook page.
It reads: “You may have already heard about kidney disease in our feline friends. This is a common problem that we see in the clinic, and is normally associated with older patients.
“Kidney disease is almost impossible to detect on visual examination in the early stages, so you may not be aware that your cat has kidney issues until they present with symptoms in the later stages of the disease;
“Regular health checks are important for our ageing feline friends. We can check for weight loss compared to previous visits, and may suggest a urinalysis to check for a decline in concentration of urine which can both be signs of the early stages of kidney disease. A blood test would then be required to confirm a diagnosis.
“Unfortunately there is no cure for kidney disease, but there are treatment options available to improve your cat’s quality of life. Many cats live happily for many years with the condition, but early diagnosis is key.
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