A common disease in older cats, chronic kidney disease, or CKD — also known as chronic renal failure — is a long-standing kidney dysfunction that most frequently affects older animals but can also occur in cats at any age. Early clinical signs of the disease may include increased thirst and more frequent urination, along with decreased appetite and nausea. In later stages, felines with CKD may also have nausea in addition to being lethargic or dehydrated. While no treatment can reverse CKD, on this show, Dr. Autumn Harris, an assistant professor and internal medicine specialist, will discuss promising new studies that could lead to earlier detection of the disease in cats or new exciting treatment options.