Can my cat's renal functions are very elevated. Is it possible to just be infection and not renal failure?

She was acting fine; she eats, drinks, purrs, plays and one day this weekend just became very lethargic and would not eat. i took her to the vet, who said there was nothing wrong with her, but we did labs anyway and they showed very high bun and creatinine. Is it possible it's just a bad infection? She's not even 5 years old. She is in the hospital now for three days observation and fluids.

Asked by Fiona on Jan 15th 2014 in Health & Wellness
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If it was an infection, she would have elevated white blood cell counts. Has there been a urinalysis done?

Younger cats are just as susceptible to kidney issues as older cats are. A cat with kidney issues will likely not show any signs of illness until the very end. Feline kidneys are remarkably efficient and can function even when very little of the kidney itself is healthy. My old cat had chronic kidney disease for 5 years before she finally went into kidney failure and until the last two weeks of her life, you would have never known there was anything wrong with her. Diet and water are key to managing this.

Iba answered on 1/15/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I think it is an infection but you don't worry. Your cat will be alright.

Member 1155186 answered on 1/28/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer