HOW
will my vet have diagnosed
chronic kidney disease in my cat?

There are a number of tests your vet may have undertaken in order to diagnose chronic kidney disease in your cat. The two most common ones are a blood test and a urine test, usually done at the same time.

Typically, with chronic kidney disease a cat will have elevated blood levels of two waste products: urea and creatinine, as well as having poorly concentrated urine and relevant clinical signs.

Occasionally, your vet may suggest some further tests such as checking your cat’s blood pressure, taking an x-ray, or performing an ultrasound examination of your cat’s abdomen.