Chronic kidney disease(CKD) is very common in older pets and affects approximately 3 in 10 geriatric cats and 2 in 10 geriatric dogs. Normally, healthy and happy kidneysdo a miraculous job of:
Eliminating protein wastes
Balancing body water, salts and acids
Producing high quality urine
When kidney disease occurs, it compromises the kidney’s abilities to perform these important tasks. Kidney disease can be broken down into two categories:
Chronic kidney disease—When the level of kidney function declines slowly (chronically), cats may compensate for months to years. Mild signs of illness and dehydration will progress as the kidney disease worsens.
Acute kidney disease— Asevere and/or abrupt injury to the kidneys. As with acute kidney injury (AKI) your pet can become profoundly ill, and stop producing urine altogether, which too often leads to death.
It is important to recognize kidney disease early so to slow progression and protecting the kidneys so that your pet can feel well for as long as possible.
These products do not treat or cure kidney disease, rather the ingredients in these supplement support optimal function of the kidneys.