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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported in 1-3% of cats with an estimated one-third of cats developing CKD in their lifetime. In the US, 15% of adults, 37 million people, have CKD. In both cases, the disease prevalence increases with age: an estimated 38% of people over 65 years old and approximately 30% to 80% of cats over 15 years old live with CKD.

Feline Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is not a single disease, but a syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia that result from defects in insulin secretion or insulin sensitivity (in target tissues), or both. Several pathogenic processes may lead to development of DM, from autoimmune destruction of beta cells of the pancreas with consequent absolute insulin deficiency to abnormalities that result in resistance to insulin action such as hypersomatotropism (HST).

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In humans, there are 2 major forms of IBD: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease. While both are characterized by chronic inflammation they differ in which tissue layers are affected and the location and continuity of inflammation.