|Dr. McKinnon examines Brulee|
|Image courtesy of IDEXX|
Did you know that 1 in 3 cats are likely to develop kidney disease in their lifetime? Kidney disease is one of the leading causes of suffering and death for cats (similar to heart disease for humans). As cats age, their chances of developing kidney disease increases. It's scary to know that more than half of the cats over age 15 have kidney disease. Cats are experts at hiding signs of illness and once the disease is diagnosed, the kidneys have lost most of their function. My first cat, Muff, developed Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) at 17 years of age. She was already at the point of having 6 months to a year to live by the time the diagnosis occurred.
|Muff developed Chronic Renal Failure|