4 Important Facts for Every Pet Owner About Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney disease (i.e., renal insufficiency, renal failure) affects many pets, particularly older cats and dogs, and has many contributing causes, including: Breed predisposition Dogs — bull terriers, German shepherds, Alaskan malamutes Cats — Persians, Abyssinians, Siamese, Maine Coons Normal aging changes Toxin ingestion (e.g., antifreeze, grapes, raisins, medications) Metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension) Infections (e.g., [...]