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Management and treatment of chronic kidney disease in cats
  1. Sarah Caney
  1. Sarah Caney, Cat Professional, Midlothian Innovation Centre, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RE, UK, e-mail: scaney{at}


Making a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats marks the start of a new and complex journey to provide optimal treatment for the patient. A successful outcome depends on attention to detail and a good working relationship with the carer and patient. If it is possible to institute good treatment measures, many patients with CKD survive for several years following diagnosis, with an excellent quality of life.

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