A kidney failure in cat can be caused by fungal or bacterial infections. Age and heredity can also be factors in causing kidney failure in cats. There are also many substances can also cause kidney failure that your cat can access. Needless to say, massive doses of Vitamin D and rodent poison can do heavy damage to your cats kidneys. Watch out for these other items that can damage the feline renal system.
As kidney failure occurs in more senior cats, that is, cats over 5 years old, be on the alert for the symptoms of a kidney failure in cat. The sooner you get her into the vet for proper diagnosis, the better chances she has of recovering to live out a few more months or years with you.
Recognizing the symptoms of a kidney failure in cat. Your cat will drink a lot of water. A lot. Then she will urinate massive amounts in a single session. At the same time she many stop eating or even begin vomiting. Her coat will loose its glossiness. She may hide away in a dark place and seem to be very sleepy and lethargic. She is not feeling very good at all.
Kidney failure in cats can also occur when your cat eats something that in effect poisons her kidneys. One common human remedy that can cause feline renal failure is ibuprofen or naproxen. These are also called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Cats are extremely sensitive to these drugs and can experience stomach ulcers and kidney damage.
Watch out for products made of Vitamin D like calcitriol and calcipotrien. Just a small amount of these can cause the calcium level to spike in your cat. The symptoms don’t appear for about 24 hours, but your cat may