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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: The Ultimate, Vet-Written Guide

Is your feline friend showing signs that worry you? Have they been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? Dive into our comprehensive guide to chronic kidney disease in cats. Authored by experienced veterinarians, this course provides reliable information tailored to ensure you understand every aspect of this common feline ailment.


Why this course is recommended for you:

  1. Authored by vets: We’ve ensured that the course is curated by veterinarians who bring both their academic knowledge and practical experience to the table. Say goodbye to the myriad of confusing and sometimes misleading online resources.
  2. Demystifying the disease: Grasp a clear understanding of what chronic kidney disease is, how it affects your cat, and why early detection is crucial.
  3. Empowered decision making: As a responsible cat owner, the knowledge you gain here will allow you to make well-informed choices about your cat’s health and wellness.
  4. Interactive learning experience: Not just a barrage of facts. Our course is designed with engaging modules, visuals, and quizzes ensuring you absorb the information efficiently.
  5. Stay updated: The world of veterinary science is ever-evolving. We regularly refresh our course content, ensuring you’re always informed about the latest research and treatment methodologies.
  6. Crowdsourced knowledgebase: As part of our content, we’re gathering feedback from other pet owners like you going through the same problems. We curate this content, get a vet to check it, then insert it back into the course so you can learn from others.
  7. Free download: Our course now contains a free downloadable CKD diary to help you track your cat’s symptoms and report back to your vet.

Course Structure:

  • Module 1: Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats
    • Introduction to the kidneys and their importance
    • Understanding chronic vs. acute kidney disease
    • Causes and triggers of kidney disease in cats
  • Module 2: Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For
    • Recognizing early and advanced-stage symptoms
  • Module 3: Diagnosing CKD
    • The types of testing vets will do and what the results mean
    • Staging of CKD
  • Module 4: Treating CKD in cats
    • Diet in controlling CKD
    • Medication available to help with CKD
    • Home care and adaptation
    • Monitoring your cat
  • Module 5: Prognosis for cats with CKD
    • Monitoring and ensuring comfort for cats with chronic kidney disease
    • Factors affecting a cat’s quality and length of life after a CKD diagnosis

Here’s what others are saying:

This course was a lifeline when my cat, Whiskers, was diagnosed. It’s insightful and gave me the confidence to manage her condition with my vet’s guidance.” – Lucy R.


Join us today!

Your cat’s health and comfort are paramount. Equip yourself with credible and detailed knowledge on chronic kidney disease in cats by enrolling today. Be the informed advocate your feline companion deserves.


Note: This course offers a deep dive into chronic kidney disease in cats, but it’s essential to remember that it isn’t a substitute for professional veterinary consultations. Always collaborate with your vet to address your cat’s unique health needs.

Dr Joanna Woodnutt MRCVS vet

Course written by

Dr Joanna Woodnutt BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS


After graduating from the University of Nottingham, Dr Woodnutt worked in a number of companion animal clinics in the Midlands, including a feline-only clinic. She most recently worked as a locum relief vet on Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Aisling O'Keeffe, feline veterinarian

Peer-reviewed by

Dr Aisling O’Keeffe MVB CertSAM ISFMCertAdvFB


Dr O’Keeffe worked for 3 years in a feline-only hospital where she further developed her feline medicine and surgery skills. She has advanced certificates in medicine and feline behaviour and is chairperson of the Irish Association of Feline Medicine.