Thursday, February 18, 2021

Early Signs Of Kidney Disease In Dogs And Cats

 

Has your dog started eating less in the morning? Is your cat drinking more water or urinating more frequently? These may be subtle changes, but they can be early warning signs of kidney disease in pets. Often, signs of kidney disease are not detected until 2/3 of kidney function is dysfunctional. Annual vet exams are critical for catching kidney disease early. While there is no cure, it can be well-managed with natural supplements and diet changes that can help your pet feel better. Our beautiful 13 year old Ariel was fine one day and then really sick with kidney disease the next day. Looking back the signs were ever so subtle (eating a little less for breakfast) and then one day she showed all the signs. Kidney disease is more common in senior cats than in dogs but cats often respond much better, especially if kidney disease is caught early on.