FELINE KIDNEY FAILURE
If you look at feline kidney failure you get Chronic and Acute Kidney Failure in feline.
-Chronic Renal Failure also just known as CRF or Chronic Renal Insufficiency -
-and this kidney feline disease is very progressive and bad news, also irraversible in your feline, there is no cure for CRI in your feline.
-But this condition is although managed with a special diet, drugs and fluid therapy.
ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
- also known as ARF
WHAT IS ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN FELINE?
- It is a sudden onset of kidney failure, and often ARF will be the result of Chronic Renal Failure,
DO TAKE NOTE!!!!
it happens in the final stages if it is not addressed appropriately at an early onset.
WHAT CAUSED ACUTE RENAL FAILURE?
- urinary obstructions,
- infectious diseases,
or it is caused by:
- Toxins ingested by your feline, like Antifreeze, that contains the toxins, Ethylene and Glycol.
BY WHAT IS ACUTE RENAL FAILURE CHARACTERIZED?
It is characterized by the abrupt shut down of the feline kidneys function, it is very serious and yes, it is often very fatal.
But it also depends on the severity of the ACR damage in your feline, and with prompt and aggressive early medical attention there is hope for your feline with the possibility of restoring the normal kidney function in your feline.
HOW DO FELINE KIDNEYS WORK?
The feline kidneys we can say is a very complex organ in the feline body, and the kidneys is made of approximately 200,000 tiny little structures and that is called Nephrons, so now, when those tiny little Nephrons die, the Electrolytes and the wast products no longer have the ability to work in the feline kidney and now it effectively result in to the Chronic Renal Failure in your feline.
THE 5 PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF FELINE KIDNEYS
1- feline kidneys filter and also eliminate all the wast products from your feline`s body, so it cleans the body.
2- kidneys play a big role in the regulating of the Electrolytes,
and the * sodium in the feline body.
3- the feline kidney also helps with the production of the Erythropoietin,
and this is very important for the stimulating of the feline`s bone marrow and very very important Erythropoietin help to produce red blood cells in your feline`s system.
4- the kidneys also have the function of the production of Rennin, that is the Enzyme that is needed for the controlling of your feline`s blood pressure.
5- kidneys we all know is also part of the production and concentration of urin in feline`s.
SYMPTOMS AND BEHAVIORS OF FELINE CRF
The 2 most COMMON symptoms will be:
* increased thirst, "Polydipsia"
and * excessive urination "Polyuria"
Please if you see these above two symptoms please take your feline to the Vet... so that your Vet.. can do a clinically test on your feline as soon as possible this way you will get an accurate diagnoses, it is really imperactive to begin treating your cat before the signs and condition progresses in your feline.
Did you know?
that only 30% of the kidney`s capacity is required for normal function in your feline, BUT, if signs is busy showing, do take note that 70% of the kidney function has been lost already in your feline at this time.
Even with dietry control, medication and fluid therapy your feline will show some signs and behaviors at some stage in the fast progression of his kidney failing conditions.
- weight loss,
- poor hair coat,
- licking of lips,
- grinding of cracking,,, sounds in the feline jaw,
- vomiting, normally clear or foaming liquid even food,
- hunching over the water bowl,
- stomach irratation,
- halitosis, odor of ammonia,
- sounds of sensitivety,
- muscle atrophy,
- ulcers, in the mouth,
- eating litter,
- detached retinae,
- uremic gastritis, "stomach irratation"
IN THE FINAL STAGES
convulsion and a coma are common in feline`s suffering from kidney failure.
CAUSES OF CRF, CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IN FELINE
There are several causes of CRF, the most COMMON CAUSES
- age of the feline,
- the genetics of your feline,
- the enviroment your feline
and - disease.
Scientists did some studies on feline CRF and they have proven that there is a strong link between CRF and the low Pottasium levels, the high acid content in the feline diet and the feline dental disease.
CRF is divided into 2 groups and it could be
AGE RELATED CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IN FELINE
It is proven that CRF is the reason for the causes of most illnesses and most deaths in older feline`s, if you have a feline older as 7 years do take your feline to the Vet...., and take this in concern.
Early detection is done by your Vet... with, blood tests, urinanalysis and with blood pressure measurements.
If you take your feline to the Vet... and the Vet... diagnosed CRF in your feline before significant deterioration took place, there is hope for your feline.
With a proper diet and hydration therapy, your feline will remain active and happy for a while longer, BUT signs and symptoms will always be there, remember, there is no cure for Feline Renal Failure.
So to act quickly, to know the symptoms is the key for your feline
CONGENITAL KIDNEY DISEASE- PKD
This kidney disease is inherited.
Cat breeds which tend to have a rate of CRF than other feline breeds,
- main coon feline,
- siamese feline
- burmese feline
- balinese feline
- abyssinian feline
and the - russian blue feline
"Congenital Renal Disease, may begin in kittens and younger feline of certain breeds,
and INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Also just known as PKD
PKD is common in
Persians and most Persian crosses, between, Domestic short hairs and the Persian cats,
this then is Manifested BY developing of Cysts in the feline`s Renal Medulla and in the Feline`s Cortex, and this developing at the end, shows the result of Feline Kidney Failure.
due to birth defect, and this is the result of one or both kidneys that is not present.
only one or both kidneys have a reduced number of Nephrons which works properly.
ACQUIRED KIDNEY DISEASE
this is CAUSED BY?
the obstructions of
* infalmmatory diseases,
and sometimes, * unknown causes,
WHICH WILL BE?
Chronic Interstitial Nephritis, and this is the most common cause of CRF in feline, and this is also the cause of the end result of other feline kidney diseases.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRONIC INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS STEPS IN?
the feline kidney becomes shrunken, and now the normal kidney tissue turn into dead scar tissue in your feline.
very common in the Abyssinian feline, and the cause is unknown.
WHEN DOES AMYLOIDISIS OCCURS IN FELINE?
- when the protein substance, Amyloid is deposited in the feline kidneys
part if a inflammatory disease in feline.
obstruction, and it prevents normal urination in feline.
BACTERIAL KIDNEY INFECTION.
enlargement of both kidneys or only the enlargement of one kidney.
PREVENTION OF FELINE KIDNEY DISEASE
If you take your feline for regular visits to your Vet... it will be a prevention of many diseases and conditions, including CRF.
Your Vet... should include the following when examinating your feline
* blood tests,
* pottasiom level monitoring,
* urin analysis,
* mouth checking including the teeth and gums.
Scientists did also proof, that there is a connection between dental problems and CRF, so by keeping your feline`s teeth clean and tartar-free, will also help prevent this horrible disease in your feline.
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