September 2010 Issue

Fluid Therapy at Home: Possible

Itís important and most cat owners can do it. Hereís how.

Chronic renal failure in a cat occurs when 75 percent or more of the animalís healthy kidney tissue has been destroyed and replaced by scar tissue. As a consequence, the two kidneys are unable to carry out their function of removing metabolic waste from the blood that is pumped through them. Although chronic renal failure is incurable, an affected catís life may be extended significantly by the close monitoring of its hydration status and the routine replenishment of its body fluid levels.

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