Kidney Cancer in Cats
Kidney cancer is caused by the attack of Adenocarcinoma and Cystadenocarcinoma, which can be commonly seen in cats of old ages. Initially, no sign of symptoms will be exhibited. However, the spread can be extremely fast and found in any parts throughout the entire body. The most symptoms of kidney cancer in cats are Abdominal pain, blood in urine, pale gum, poor skin condition, difficulty breathing, lethargy, etc.
Causes of kidney cancer in cats may possibly be the untreated urinary tract infection, swallowing of toxins into the body, being in contact with toxins and FeLV infection, which is the main cause of kidney cancer.
Kidneys are one of the essential organs in the body. Being in a 2-bean-like shape and located in the lower part of the abdomen; it is responsible primarily for filtering the waste and excessive fluid in the blood. When renal cells grow abnormally and uncontrollably, malignant tumors will develop in the lining of the kidney tubules, which are also known as” renal cell carcinoma”. These tumors are likely to spread to other parts of the body, esp. the nearby lymph nodes and lungs.
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal enlargement
- Frequent urination
- Blood in urine
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss
- Abnormal behavior
- Pale gum
- Poor skin condition
- Difficulty breathing
The symptoms found in kidney cancer in cats include abdominal pain, abdominal enlargement, more frequent urination, blood in urine, increased thirst, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, lethargy, abnormal behavior, pale gum, poor skin condition, difficulty breathing, and anemia.
Treatment and Prevention
Treatment varies depending on the spread behavior and strengths of the affected pets. Since surgery involves high risk, it will only be prescribed if the second kidney is functioning properly and when cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. Antibiotics should be prescribed after surgery to prevent secondary bacterial infections.
Other treatments may be applied along with the surgery, including medications, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The best suggestion is you should go to a veterinarian to find the appropriate healings.
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- Yerramilli, M., Farace, G., Quinn, J., & Yerramilli, M. 2016. Kidney Disease and the Nexus of Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 46(6), 961–993.