- Sep 20, 2015
Wow, thank you for that information. When I get to my next vet check up I'm going to request more through testing for kidney disease.I am glad to hear that the vet seems to have covered it all and that you have a plan. I hope the urinary care food is canned and not dry - the canned food will contain much more moisture, which is always a plus for cats.
Just so you know for future reference, my cat who has kidney disease never has protein in her urine, unless she has bacteria or an infection in her bladder, so I am not sure that the absence of protein in the urine is a sure-fire way to rule it out. The real indicators of a probable onset of kidney disease are high creatinine & BUN levels in the Chemistry blood panel - but even then, the test needs to be run a few times to ensure it is not just a one-off testing result. There are things that can affect both numbers, such as dehydration and stress, for example.