Japanese scientist invents an injection to prevent kidney disease in cats

Dr. Toru Miyazaki has invented an injection that helps the kidneys flush out toxins to reduce incidence of kidney disease in cats. I might be available in 2025

The title has simplified the story but it summarises it. A Japanese scientist, Doctor Toru Miyazaki, an immunology specialist at the University of Tokyo, has invented an injection which can be given to cats to extend their life by helping to prevent kidney disease. How does it work? For many years, he’s been working …

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Ragdoll cats and kidney disease. A discussion.

Ragdoll cats are not predisposed to kidney disease according to 2 studies that I read and on my interpretation of those studies.

Ragdoll cats are one of the world’s most popular purebred cats today; well suited to a full-time indoor life, it is said. That doesn’t mean that their minds don’t need stimulating in an enriched environment. Kidney disease is prevalent among all domestic cats as an illness which not infrequently occurs in old age and …

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Does hyperthyroidism in cats cause kidney failure?

Hyperthyroidism in cats can potentially lead to kidney disease, although the relationship between the two conditions is not fully understood

Hyperthyroidism in cats can potentially lead to kidney disease, although the relationship between the two conditions is not fully understood. Research has shown that hyperthyroidism can cause changes in the kidneys, including changes in blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, and tubular function. These changes can lead to an increased risk of developing kidney disease, …

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Infographic on underlying causes of bad breath (halitosis) in cats

Halitosis in cats possible problems

How do these 7 conditions cause bad breath? Here are the explanations. Kidney disease In one study, bad breath was noticed 1.2 years before recognition of chronic kidney disease by veterinarians. It would seem to be an early symptom which can be added to weight loss, decreased appetite and excessive drinking. It’s interesting to …

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Feline morbillivirus linked to feline chronic kidney disease

Cat in front of the Feline morbillivirus (FeMV)

Feline morbillivirus (FeMV) was, I’m told, first reported in Hong Kong and mainland China in 2012. It has been associated with kidney inflammation (nephritis). It can infect domestic and wild cats. A study in 2016 published on the National Library of Medicine in the USA, concluded that the association between morbillivirus and chronic kidney …

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Persian cats introduced polycystic kidney disease into British Shorthair cats

Brit SH kittens

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common inherited disorder in cats according to a 2015 study. It is present in British Shorthair cats. Both the Persian and the British Shorthair carry the same genetic mutation causing the disease. It is an autosomal dominant mutation in exon 29 of the polycystin-1 gene. So how …

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Fanconi syndrome in domestic cats caused by chlorambucil

Sphynx cat Tommy was 4 when he had kidney disease

A recent story in online news media about a female Sphynx cat that was bred to exhaustion in giving birth to around 90 kittens and making their owner about £140,000, drew me into doing research about kidney disease in Sphynx cats because the report says that if a breeder over-breeds a cat, they can …

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