Disease

June 2007 Issue

Feline Kidneys: Vulnerable

Older cats are especially at risk for the chronic form of renal failure. Here's what you need to know about this deadly disease.

Your catís kidneys, two relatively small organs located behind its rib cage ó one on each side of its spine ó play a central role in almost all of its bodily processes. They help to control the blood pressure and regulate the amount and chemical consistency of fluid in the bloodstream. They produce a variety of vitally needed hormones and enzymes, and they contribute to the production of red blood cells.

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