August 25th, 2015
Chronic renal failure, aka chronic kidney disease (CKD), can affect dogs or cats but is more common in cats. Over their lifetime, 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 10 dogs could develop CKD. It is typically seen in elderly animals and is usually caused by the wear and tear of aging, although I believe that diet plays a role. How do you know if your pet has it and what is the best treatment plan? To understand CRF we must first explore how normal kidneys function.
Mammals have 2 kidneys on either side of the abdomen, just under the spine[...]