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At What Age Do Cats Usually Develop Kidney Disease?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

A diagnosis that cat owners dread hearing is kidney disease. Unfortunately our feline friends are prone to this condition as they age and there is really no cure for renal failure. So at what age does kidney disease start?

In the average cat, kidney disease starts somewhere between age 6-9 years. It then slowly progresses over the next 8-10 years, with death from kidney failure usually occurring at around age 16-18. There is a lot of variation to this, however. Some cats have elevated kidney blood tests as early as age 3 or 4.  Most cat’s don’t exhibit symptoms when the disease is in it’s early stages. My best advice is to keep up with your cat’s regular examinations and have blood work done at least once a year.

As we discussed in previous blogs, there are many steps you can take to prolong your cat’s life and enable your furry companion to live a higher quality of life. This includes a possible diet change. I highly recommend adding Astro’s Oil to your cats daily regimen. These are high quality products that help  keep kidneys operating more efficiently.  Astro’s Oil will not cure kidney disease because there is no cure but from experience, the products definitely improve your cat’s quality of life and can extend life. I now have my cat Atlantis on Astro’s oil and although he is up there in age and has beginning stage kidney disease, he is a normal, happy cat!

My recommendation is to  continue  recommended treatment plan with the addition of  Astro’s oil.

 



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