When caring for a cat with kidney disease, it is important to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved. Fact is, any damage to the kidneys is irreversible. However, there are a number of therapies and drugs which can improve and extend the life of a cat suffering from kidney failure, and the long term prognosis is relatively good in many cases.
The management of kidney failure is a highly complex subject, due to the wide variety of different symptoms that can affect an individual patient, each of which may require a different treatment or therapy.
On this site, we outline the main treatments and therapies in use today. However, the decision as to which treatment or combination of treatments is appropriate for your cat can only be made by a veterinary surgeon. This information is therefore provided only to help you better understand the recommendations made by your vet.
Please also note that some of the treatments explained on this site may not be specifically licensed for use in cats; for further information, please consult your vet.