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What Causes Vomiting in Cats With Kidney Disease?

Monday, August 29, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

cateating5My 17 year old cat Molly has kidney disease. One of the symptoms associated with this condition is occasional or frequent vomiting. Molly has be doing pretty good as far as vomiting is concerned but over the past few days, her vomiting episodes have increased a bit which of course concerns me. I’ve feeding Molly a selective diet consisting of a mixture of prescription cat food, Weruva, moist cat food packs and a high potent omega oil. So far, she has been doing pretty well.

According to the College of Veterinary Medicine, kidney failure is a common cause of vomiting in dogs and cats. The kidneys can be acutely (suddenly) damaged by poisons such as antifreeze or by severe dehydration. Waste products that the kidneys normally get rid of, rise to high levels in just a few days. The kidneys can also gradually lose their ability to remove waste products from the body as the pet ages. Early signs of kidney failure include drinking and urinating large amounts called polyuria and polydipsia or PU-PD. PU-PD may be present for months to years before the kidney failure is severe enough to lead to waste product accumulation and vomiting. Vomiting in chronic kidney failure may began as occasional episodes and progress to severe, frequent vomiting. The pet with chronic kidney failure will often lose body condition and may have pale gums due to anemia.

We are watching Molly carefully  and are doing everything to slow the progress of this disease.

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