The fact is there is a strong possibility that eventually, your cat will need treatment or management of kidney disease. It’s the #1 cause of death in cats over 10 and it’s estimated that more than half of cats over age 15 have reduced kidney function. It’s a condition that can become fatal fast.
Another common disease in kitties middle-aged and older is hyperthyroidism – overactive thyroid. Thyroid hormones affect nearly all the organs in the body and because of that can cause serious secondary problems in cats such as weight loss, unkempt, greasy-looking fur, vomiting and diarrhea.
Sadly, by the time many cats show symptoms of either condition it is very advanced. That’s why keeping tabs on kidney and thyroid function in older cats is so important. Regular exams are part of it, but just as essential are blood and urine testing.
To help your elder pet get the preventive care he or she needs, we’ll be offering a Senior Special during the month of November—10% off your pet’s senior wellness lab work! And yes, this special is good for senior canines as well, who also have an increased risk of kidney disease as well as diabetes as they age.