Feline kidney failure, also known as uremia, is the buildup of toxic waste in the kidneys due to their inability to remove the waste from the blood. Kidney failure is the leading cause of death in house cats; the conditi... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, symptoms of feline renal failure include loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, lethargy, dehydration, mouth ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, c... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

The first sign of chronic kidney failure in cats is often frequent urination, coupled with an excessive need to drink water, says WebMD. The first signs of acute kidney failure in cats are refusal to eat, vomiting, listl... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats
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Renal failure or dysfunction, also referred to as renal insufficiency or kidney failure, is a condition whereby the kidneys fail to filter toxic and waste materials from the body, according to WebMD. The two forms of ren... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney failure, or chronic kidney disease, has five stages that are based on the kidneys function as measured by the Glomerular filtration rate, or GFR, states The Renal Association. In stage one, kidneys still function ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney dialysis works by removing waste, salt and extra water from the body in the event that one's kidneys have failed. Kidney dialysis also helps to keep a safe level of cer... More » Health Conditions & Diseases