What is chronic kidney disease?
Chronic kidney disease is a common health condition in cats and dogs, especially those who are in their senior and geriatric years. The onset of chronic kidney disease is usually slow and the signs are usually generalized and non-specific, usually your pet is “just not doing well”. Some symptoms may also not be noticed until your pet has progressed to a later stage of kidney disease. These symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- increased water consumption
- changes in urination habits (increased, decreased, blood in the urine)
- weight loss
- not eating
- poor hair coat