What are the signs of chronic kidney disease?

There are usually no symptoms of early-stage CKD.

Symptoms of later stages of CKD include but are not limited to:

  • Increased water intake
  • Increased urine production
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Lethargy

Regular checkups and screenings are a n important part of catching kidney disease as early as possible. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine your pet’s kidney function on a regular basis depending on their symptoms, age and other factors.