Tiger was a seemingly healthy tabby cat. He enjoyed treats and loved to tackle his toys. He made frequent visits to the water dish, but his owners attributed this to thirst from playing so hard. Then a routine veterinary exam resulted in a shocking diagnosis of chronic cat kidney disease, devastating Tiger’s family. Unfortunately, they are not alone in this experience. Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2012 State of Pet Health Report revealed an alarming trend: the incidence of chronic disease in dogs and cats is increasing.