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Articles from Current News Publications - Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

• Do cats with kidney failure smell?

2/11/2020  "Cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may smell because they have bad breath with an ammonia-like smell. I think this is the reason behind the question. The best answer as to why a cat with CKD has bad breath comes from Tanya on her site dedicated to kidney disease. She says that cats with CKD have high levels of urea (the major waste component of urine) which combines with an enzyme in the mouth bacteria called urease" - PoC

• Veterinarians to cat owners: your cat will or will not develop chronic kidney disease within 2 yea

1/20/2020  "Antech Diagnostics, part of Mars Petcare, announced a milestonein providing the veterinary community with accurate predictions about whether or not a cat will develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) within two years. Now more than 100,000 times, RenalTech™ has delivered predictive insight about a cat's future CKD status, providing veterinarians and pet owners with the unique opportunity to act early, before disease occurs." - Yahoo Finance

• New device detects kidney disease in cats in minutes

1/15/2020  "A team of researchers at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) yesterday unveiled a photo-electrical device for quickly testing urea concentration in cats, which can help detect kidney disease in felines at an early stage." - Taipei Times

• Arthritis Treatment Safe for Cats With Kidney Disease

11/21/2019  "Q: Emmy, my 12-year-old cat, has arthritis and chronic kidney disease. Her veterinarian recommended Onsior for her arthritic pain but warned that it could further damage her kidneys. I'm torn, because I want Emmy to be free of pain, but I don't want her therapy to cause additional problems. What's your advice?" -

• Pro Bono Kidney Surgery Saves Sphynx Kitten

11/14/2019  "A 12-week-old kitten who underwent pro bono surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire to remove an abnormal, grossly enlarged kidney now has a bright future. Keril’s breeder was worried about the kitten’s increasingly swollen abdomen, and reluctantly thought it would be best to have him put to sleep. He was an otherwise normal, lively kitten, and a local cat lover insisted on taking responsibility of ownership to give him a chance." - VetClick/News


• Cat's obsession with pizza, pasta, and mozzarella was actually a sign of a strange condition

12/26/2019  "When tabby cat Stan started stealing bits of Italian food from his owner’s plate, Michelle Townley thought he was just being naughty. But when the continued to show intense cravings... Michelle, a veterinary nurse, suspected something was seriously wrong..." - METRO

• This story relates to both hyperthyroidism and cancer

11/10/2019  "My mother and I seek your thoughts on one of our cats, a 10-year-old neutered male. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and treated with radioactive iodine. He has done well in that regard. About six weeks ago, we noticed that his breathing sounded very nasal and gurgling so we had him examined. They flushed the nasal cavity and told us that even though the diagnosis was that of nasal carcinoma, the flush had opened things up some. Since then he has done very well." - Boston Herald

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