The treatment of renal insufficiency in cats takes place at the vet. Which method is used depends on the causes, the stage of the disease and any resulting secondary damage.
When treating renal insufficiency, the sooner the better. Especially in the early stages, measures such as a diet change can still work as well as possible against the progression of the disease.
Changing diet in renal insufficiency
If your cat has a kidney problem and the vet discovers it early, he will probably prescribe her a special diet. With its special composition and the lower protein and phosphorus content, it should delay the progression of the disease and relieve the kidneys. The veterinarian may also recommend enriching the food with vitamins or other supplements to help keep the tummy tiger as well as possible despite the organ's weakness.
Drug treatment of cat disease
Depending on the progress of the disease, infusions may also be required to help prevent cat dehydration. Hormone supplements help in case of anemia. Corporal side effects of kidney weakness, such as loss of appetite and high blood pressure, are usually treated with medication.
If renal insufficiency is a side effect of drug administration, the dose of the medication that caused it is usually lowered or changed.
Measures for acute causes
If the kidney insufficiency is due to injury, for example after an accident, these injuries must be treated. The same applies to poisoning, infections and medication side effects. Even with a tumor disease, it is important to fight the root cause of kidney weakness.