My 14-year-old cat, Cookie, apparently has a kidney infection.
vet says her creatinine and BUN levels are very high. Please
explain to me what these mean. Do you have any idea of
Cookie's chances are? My vet has her on fluids and
antibiotics for 4 days. Is there any thing else I can do? Any
info and help is greatly appreciated. -Lucy
You may want to consider possibilities like Chronic Renal Failure.
Chronic Renal Failure (aka CRF) occurs when ~70% of kidney function is irreversibly
. Kidney function consists of the work done by tiny
units called nephrons. Nephrons are responsible for filtering out
toxins and wastes, like BUN and Creatinine, from the bloodstream.
The toxins and wastes are normally concentrated and eliminated
through urine. When the nephrons are destroyed, the kidneys are
unable to filter out toxins, this in turn causes uremic
poisoning. Thus, tests that show elevated levels of Creatinine
and BUN indicate the possibility of CRF. About Creatinine &