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March 22, 2009

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Tom Health

thanks for the post i know what do look out for now althorgh i dont want to see them as i love my cats but i would rather them be safe and healthy

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One of the first signs of kidney failure is an increase in the frequency of voiding. Because the cat is voiding frequently, it might be assumed that her kidneys are functioning properly. Actually, the kidneys are no longer able to conserve water efficiently.

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Andrea

My cat, Strider, was diagnosed with CRF in 2008 and we managed well with prescription diet, meds and SQ fluids (once a week) until recently (he's almost 12 y.o).

Lately, though, his azotemia spiked up again and he's started losing weight because he's eating very little. He's still enjoying himself and his quality of life is such that the good surpasses the bad by far.

Cat Lover

Does anyone have any advice on low protein foods that your cats with CRF like? My cat has rejected KD, etc... Thanks!

Larry McDaniel

Thanks so much for both comments. It's really good to hear about such success stories from folks that have been in the trenches. It helps give hope to others that might be thinking twice about what may appear to be a daunting task.

Elisa Camahort Page

My 15 1/2 year old cat was diagnosed with CRF in 2003, only a few weeks after we lost her littermate to Lymphoma. I thought it was terribly unfair, but in fact Samantha lived another 4.5 years until she was over 20 years old, and until the very last week, her life quality was very good. I did give her sub-cutaneous fluids at home for most of that time...sometimes daily, sometimes every other day, depending on her blood work. The most important thing was to take her to the vet quarterly to check the progress of her disease and adjust treatment accordingly. She did reject prescription foods, but some OTC foods for seniors are as low in protein and phosphorous as the prescription foods, so we switched to that. All in all, I would say that it's easier than you think to care for a CRF cat, and well worth it.

Laura

Thanks for this article. My cat Barnes has had kidney disease since early 2003. We've managed it with diet (mostly) and sub-Q fluids (on and off, every other day now) and that has worked well. He's now in the end stage of his disease (he's about 14 years old) but still happy and much himself. His weight is dropping because he's not eating well and I can't find much to tempt him that doesn't make him sick but he still goes out and about and is enjoying life. Not bad for 6 years of kidney issues.

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