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mildly enlarged kidneys

silly kitty
February 8th, 2007, 04:00 PM
Can someone tell me what it means when a cat ha s mildly enlarged kidneys?

Is this an early stage of kidney failure and can it be treated with medicine?

heidiho
February 8th, 2007, 04:03 PM
I suggest picking up the phone and asking your vet.....

SnowDancer
February 8th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Definitely speak with your vet - I would suggest asap while condition appears to be "mild".

silly kitty
February 9th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Hi ya!

The issue is not regarding my cat, but something someone from work asked me. Can anyone out here provide me with some information?

SnowDancer
February 9th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Yes, the vet. Your friend should immediately take his/her cat to the vet. I do know a bit about this subject, but that is with respect to one of my cats -and was specific to his case - after being treated by the vet. Which is why I stressed getting medical attention while condition is "mild".

silly kitty
February 9th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Hey there SnowDancer,

Do you mind if I ask what was your cat's problem or issue? I'm really just looking for some general information.

Maya
February 9th, 2007, 04:10 PM
General information:http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1634&articleid=350

More general information:http://lbah.com/feline/kidney.htm

If your friend is not interested in taking the cat to the vet ASAP then maybe you can?? It could be very serious and likely will become very serious if not treated. You will need SPECIFIC information on the cat's condition and you can only get that by visiting a vet and getting blood tests. It may not even be a problem with the kidneys, the enlargement could be a symptom of something else.

SnowDancer
February 9th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Sorry, but my cat's issues may not be the same as your friend's cat's and I do not want to confuse an issue that really needs to be addressed by a vet. My cat was saved because the condition was detected early. He was only tested because his brother (same litter) presented overnight with serious symptoms that resulted in his death despite immediate hospital care. It was necessary to medicate the surviving cat for several years on a daily basis. If your friend is so certain of her cat's condition, I would expect that she/he would know of treatment options.