Caring for and Boarding Cats with Kidney Disease

Caring for and Boarding Cats with Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common ailment in older cats, affecting their kidneys’ ability to filter waste from the blood. Managing and boarding cats with kidney disease requires specialized care to maintain their health and comfort. At Cats in the City, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for cats with CKD, ensuring their stay is as stress-free and healthy as possible.

Understanding Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease in cats can lead to various symptoms, including increased thirst and urination, weight loss, decreased appetite, vomiting, and lethargy. The condition progresses over time, and managing it involves regular monitoring and specialized care.

Key Considerations for Boarding Cats with Kidney Disease

  1. Regular Monitoring:
    • Health Checks: Cats with kidney disease need regular monitoring of their kidney function and overall health. We ensure that these cats receive consistent check-ups during their stay.
    • Veterinary Coordination: We maintain close communication with your cat’s veterinarian to stay updated on their health status and any changes in their treatment plan.
  2. Medication Management:
    • Timely Administration: CKD often requires medication to manage symptoms and slow the disease’s progression. We administer medications at the prescribed times and monitor for any side effects.
    • Proper Dosage: Ensuring the correct dosage is crucial to avoid complications. We adhere strictly to the veterinarian’s instructions to maintain the cat’s health.
  3. Special Diet:
    • Kidney-Specific Diet: Cats with kidney disease often benefit from a special diet formulated to support kidney function, such as Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d or Royal Canin Renal Support. We accommodate these dietary needs.
    • Regular Feeding Schedule: Maintaining a consistent feeding schedule helps manage symptoms and supports overall well-being.
  4. Hydration:
    • Fresh Water: Providing constant access to fresh water is essential, as cats with CKD are prone to dehydration.
    • Subcutaneous Fluids: If prescribed, we can administer subcutaneous fluids to help maintain hydration levels.
  5. Calm Environment:
    • Stress Reduction: Stress can exacerbate kidney disease symptoms. Our boarding facility offers a calm, quiet environment to help minimize stress.
    • Soundproof Suites: Our soundproof grooming suites and boarding areas help create a serene atmosphere, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
  6. Comfort and Safety:
    • Temperature Control: We maintain a comfortable temperature in the boarding areas, as cats with kidney disease can be sensitive to temperature changes.
    • Soft Bedding: Providing soft, comfortable bedding helps ensure that your cat can rest well and stay cozy.

Our Boarding Facilities

At Cats in the City, our facilities are designed to meet the highest standards of care for cats with special needs, including those with kidney disease:

  • Clean and Comfortable Suites: Each room has hospital-grade flooring and is ventilated with clean fresh air, central heating, and cooling to maintain an optimal environment.
  • Air Quality: We use iWave and NuShield Air Ionization Systems in our air conditioning system to clean the air by reducing dust, smoke, odors, and certain viruses and bacteria, ensuring a healthy atmosphere for your cat.

Ensuring a Smooth Boarding Experience

  1. Pre-Boarding Consultation:
    • We discuss your cat’s specific needs, medication schedule, dietary requirements, and any other care instructions.
    • This consultation ensures we are fully prepared to provide the best possible care for your cat during their stay.
  2. Continuous Monitoring:
    • Throughout the boarding period, we monitor your cat’s health and behavior, adjusting care as needed.
    • Regular updates are provided to keep you informed about your cat’s well-being.
  3. Post-Boarding Follow-Up:
    • After boarding, we provide a detailed report on your cat’s stay, including any observations or changes in their condition.
    • We coordinate with your vet to ensure continuity of care once your cat returns home, if needed.

Our Commitment

By choosing Cats in the City for boarding your cat with kidney disease, you can be confident that your feline companion is in capable and caring hands. Our comprehensive approach ensures that their health, comfort, and happiness are prioritized at all times.

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