Chronic Renal Disease in the Cat

24 05 2011

Chronic Renal Disease in the Cat

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the leading cause of death in cats.  A survey of United States veterinarians in 2005 indicated that 10.8% of cats brought in for evaluation had chronic kidney disease.  It is estimated that 30% of cats over 15 years of age have some stage of CRD.

In the Feline patient normal creatinine levels should be less than 1.6 mg/dl.

Mild azotemia would include levels of 1.6 to 2.8.

Moderate azotemia 2.9 to 5.0.

Severe azotemia would be greater than 5.0.

References:

Antech Diagnostics News. August 2007.

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