There are silent diseases that show no symptoms until it is too late. Diagnosing these diseases in time is crucial to lengthen and improve the quality of life of your cat.

Kidney disease in cats

In felines, kidney disease is one of the most frequent pathologies, especially in older animals.

Do you know what is kidney disease in cats?

Due to their special nature, cats never show evidence of their disease. In this case and because the symptoms are mild at the beginning of the disease, it is difficult for us to realize until they reach advanced stages.

Feline kidney disease occurs when there is a progressive and irreversible deterioration in the kidneys. Waste products accumulate in blood that act as toxins and end up being responsible for the animal begins to feel bad.

Symptoms in cats

They are not easy to detect and do not always occur, especially in chronic kidney disease.

The most common are:

  • Gradual thinning

  • Inapetence

  • Increase in water consumption and urine production

  • Low energy

  • Vomits

What are the causes?

The most frequent causes are the following:

  • Chronic interstitial nephritis

  • Ureters obstruction

  • Bacterial or viral infections

  • Tumors

  • Toxic products ingestion  

  • Immunological problems or trauma

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Hypertension in cats

Feline hypertension also called the silent killer, because it has very negative effects on vital organs and when symptoms appear, the cat’s health is already very deteriorated.

Do you know what is hypertension in cats?

There are diseases that cause damage to the body without hardly realizing it … Hypertension in cats is one of those specific cases. Hypertension in the cat can cause dangerous and irreversible damage to organs of great importance, and therefore early detection is very important.

Normal blood pressure in cats is between 120-140 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Between 140-159 mmHg it is considered that the feline is prehypertensive, between 160-179 mmHg that has moderate hypertension, and from 180 mmHg, suffers from severe hypertension.

Symptoms in cats

The most common symptoms are:

  • Intraocular hemorrhages (hyphema) or retinal detachment, which can lead to total vision loss

  • Intracranial hemorrhages, which cause serious changes in behavior or diseases in the cat such as: poor activity, rejection of human contact, ataxia, tremor, dementia, seizures and even coma.

  • Symptoms of congestive heart failure

  • Signs of chronic renal failure, such as polydipsia and polyuria (drinking and urinating more frequently than normal).

What are the causes?

The most frequent causes are the following:

  • With a genetic base. It is unusual in cats.

  • Caused by diseases such as chronic renal failure or endocrine disorders such as diabetes or hypothyroidism.

  • Consequence of stress or fear. The problem begins when the pressure increase is maintained over time; That is the true hypertension.

The main problem is that no symptoms are observed until serious, even irreversible, damage has occurred. That is why it is so important to anticipate.

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How can we help your pet?

In this campaign we will perform a check to evaluate the health of your cat

This check includes:

  • Blood tests to analyze thyroid and kidney

  • Urine analysis

  • Chest x-ray

  • Blood pressure measurement

  • General check

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