will tell you your cat has CKD based on the symptoms which your cat is
well be right, but many of
the symptoms of CKD, such as increased thirst and weight-loss, can also
be symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, to be completely sure you are
dealing with CKD, you really need to have tests run to confirm
various test results will also tell you and your vet where any
imbalances exist, which will help you to decide on the best treatments.
use the blood chemistry panel to check kidney function.
then do additional tests to look for infections or anaemia or other
section contains pages covering the following topics:
Which Tests to Have, and How Often
Information about the various tests available and which to have.
Frequency of testing and what to do if your cat hates the vet.
Sometimes vets also test your cat's urine. The USG test
can be used to help confirm the CKD diagnosis. Urine tests may also be
performed to check for specific problems, e.g. urinary tract infections.
This page covers:
TREATING YOUR CAT WITHOUT VETERINARY ADVICE CAN BE
tried very hard to ensure that the information provided in this website is
accurate, but I am NOT a vet, just an ordinary person who has lived
through CKD with three cats. This website is for educational purposes
only, and is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat any cat. Before
trying any of the treatments described herein, you MUST consult a
qualified veterinarian and obtain professional advice on the correct
regimen for your cat and his or her particular requirements; and you
should only use any treatments described here with the full knowledge and
approval of your vet. No responsibility can be accepted.
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appears to be in pain or distress, do not waste time on the internet,
contact your vet immediately.
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