Treatment of renal failure in cats

Kidney failure in cats is treated by the veterinarian. Which method is suitable depends on the causes, the stage of the disease and any consequential damage that has already occurred. The veterinarian specifies the treatment methods for cats with renal insufficiency - Image: Shutterstock / Stokkete

When treating renal failure, the sooner the better. Especially in the early stages, measures such as a change in diet can still work against the progression of the disease as well as possible.

Change of diet for kidney failure

If your cat has kidney weakness and the vet detects it early, he will likely prescribe a special diet food for her. With its special composition and lower protein and phosphorus content, it is supposed to delay the progression of the disease and relieve the kidneys. The veterinarian may also recommend enriching the feed with vitamins or other food supplements so that the room tiger is doing as well as possible despite the weakness of the organs.

Drug treatment for cat disease

Depending on the progress of the disease, infusions may also be needed to help the cat get dry. Hormone supplements help in the case of anemia. Physical side effects of kidney weakness, such as loss of appetite and high blood pressure, are usually treated with medication.

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When kidney failure is a side effect of drug administration, the dose of the medication that caused it is usually reduced or changed.

Measures for acute causes

If kidney failure is due to injury, for example after an accident, these injuries must be treated. The same applies to poisoning, infections and medication side effects. Even with a tumor, it is important to combat the root cause of the kidney weakness.