Kidneys filter waste and control water and blood pressure. Cats may get acute renal failure or chronic kidney disease if their kidneys fail. Rapidly developing acute renal failure may be reversed if discovered early.
Neonates may develop renal illness, and elderly cats' kidneys can fail. Kidney problems may also result from infections, trauma, obstructions, and poisoning. Untreated renal dysfunction might cause additional health issues.
The Cornell Feline Health Center estimates that 50%–90% of cats over four have dental problems. The most prevalent feline dental problems are gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth resorption, which may vary in severity. Most dental diseases may be avoided or managed with good care.
Some gum or dental diseases may cause extreme pain and suffering, affecting a cat's quality of life. Pain may drive cats to stop eating, causing malnutrition and other health issues.
Dental resorption: The internal structure of a tooth breaks down. Cat tooth resorption is the most prevalent cause of tooth loss and unknown. Symptoms: Pain, drooling, head tilting, or difficulty to eat.
The ASPCA says cats may get diabetes if they can't make or respond to insulin. Diabetes in cats is dangerous, but with appropriate treatment, some animals go into remission.
FIV is a disease that weakens a cat's immune system, making them susceptible to other infections or diseases. Since FIV is usually spread via bite wounds, outdoor male cats that fight are most prone to get it.
We diagnose FIV via bloodwork. FIV has no cure, although properly maintained cats may live normal lives. FIV may be undiscovered for years before cats show symptoms. Cats may get these symptoms as they age: