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Serving the Sanford and 

Southern Pines areas of North Carolina

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

While CKD is a progressive and potentially fatal disease, we can do a LOT to slow the progression and improve your pet’s quality of life, especially with early intervention. In the early stages, many cats do not have any symptoms, and we have diagnosed the disease because of lab work results. It takes 66% of kidney function to be lost by the time we can see decreased urine concentration. And by the time we see elevations in the BUN, creatinine, and SDMA, over 75% of kidney function is already lost. So when we say “early” disease, we are actually being quite ridiculous, as so much kidney function is already gone. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to reverse the lost function. But there is a lot we can do to preserve existing function and protect the kidneys from further damage.