Archive for December, 2016

Feline Renal Disease

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Over the years we have seen many changes in feline health, from advancements in medical knowledge and techniques to increasing longevity in our feline companions.

At Carlson Animal Hospital our feline patients benefit from the most current, advanced medicine and knowledge. Feline kidney disease is one area where both our feline caregivers and your Carlson Animal Hospital team can make a big impact.

Renal disease refers to any form of impaired function of the kidneys.

The kidneys are paired organs that are located in the abdomen just behind the ribs and directly below the spine on the left and right side. They are part of the urinary system and along with the two ureters are designated as the upper urinary system. Each ureter leads from the kidney to the lower urinary tract which is comprised of the bladder and the single urethra taking urine out of the body.

One cat out of every three has the probability of developing some form of kidney disease in their lifetime. As cats age this probability increases. We see all types of feline renal disease each and every day, so we are very familiar with diagnosis and treatment of this illness. (more…)