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SUE I WILL KEEP TRYING HIM ON THE BROTH THANK YOU JACQUE

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6/11/14 11:17 P

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Jacque, so glad to hear the broth helped. just continue with the biscuit and broth and he may feel up to trying the biscuit. or you may want to try mixing the broth with some canned food to see if he will lick at that. sue

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HI SUE THE BROTH WENT DOWN A TREAT BUT HE LEFT THE BISCUITS BUT AT LEAST HE GOT MORE FLUIDS INTO HIM THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP JACQUE

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Jacque, Hope the broth works for you. Let me know how it goes. sue

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THANKS I WILL HAVE TO GIVE THAT A TRY JACQUE

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if he likes his biscuits have you thought of making your own broth from the steak fat? or even chicken broth, but make your own as canned has too much sodium in it, then put some on his biscuits and see if that works. i have been know to go to great lengths for my fur babies and still do. hope this helps. sue

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SOMETIMES HE JUST LICKS THE JUICE OR GRAVY OFF THEM HE USED TO LIKE DRY BISCUITS BUT I TOOK THEM AWAY FROM HIM AS HE NEEDS HIS FLUIDS I EVEN TRIED MIXING WATER WITH HIS BISCUITS BUT HE JUST SNIFFED THEM AND WALKED AWAY SOMETIMES HE WILL EAT A PIECE OF FAT OFF THE STEAK BEFORE IT IS COOKED

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6/9/14 1:56 A

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i know how hard it is trying to get them to eat. now it just seems to try and get food into him whatever he will eat and that sounds to be difficult. i know the smorgasboard deal, been there. will he even just like the broth from some of the food? (you know how you feel when you don't feel so well, he feels he same way).

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IT IS HARD SOME DAYS HE WILL EAT AND OTHER DAYS JUST PICKS AT HIS FOOD SOME DAYS I HAVE 3 OR 4 DIFFERENT FLAVOURS OF FOOD DOWN FOR HIM IT LIKE A SMORGASBOARD WITH ALL THE DISHES IN A LINE I TRIED MIXING THE SPECIAL FOOD FROM THE VET WITH SOME OF THE FANCY FEAST AND HE LEFT IT I JUST KEEP TRYING

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years ago when my cat had kidney failure in the end stages i just fed her what she would eat and she loved Fancy Feast so i indulged her. now i have a cat that was just diagnosed at first with a bladder infection then crystals in her urine and now she is on the special diet food from the vets. unfortunately i have 4 other cats and it is a problem getting her to eat that special food. i know some will frown on this, but i have cut the special food with what the other cats are eating and she is eating this food. i feel if i get some of this food in her it's better than none at all. i also have to stand by her because if i move then she is trying to eat one of the others food. i can't seperate her from the others as she is used to eating with them (they each have their own dish). i feel this would upset her if i would seperate her from the others. my way is working out for me at the moment.


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emoticon FOR THE INFO BUT I AM JUST GIVING HIM ANYTHING HE WILL EAT

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6/5/14 3:04 P

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Actually, cats can often eat dry food even with no teeth. Many cats seem to prefer dry food or a mixed diet. You can add a little bit of water immediately before serving. You may want to check with your vet and see about getting a trial of prescription renal diet from a different manufacturer. If you have multiple cats, it can be a challenge to get them to eat the prescription diet instead of stealing what everyone else is eating. Feeding that cat first and then the others with monitoring is one way. Feeding that cat in a carrier until all are finished is another. This means meal feeding instead of free choice feeding in the multi-cat household. Free choice feeding always has to be monitored to prevent obesity which has become a problem in cats. Feeding frequency can depend on the cat's individual needs.

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IN JANUARY THIS YEAR WE FOUND OUT OUR CAT MICKEY IS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF RENAL FAILURE HE IS ONLY 10 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS OLD IT IS CONTROLLED BY A SPECIAL RENAL DIET FOOD AND HE DOES NOT LIKE IT SOME DAYS HE WILL EAT IT AND OTHERS HE WILL NOT HE GETS SOME RAW FOOD AND WET FOOD NO MORE DRY FOOD AND HE HAS HAD 3 TEETH TAKEN OUT

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I have 3 older girls (Lillian, Sheila & Chrysta) who were not pleased with me today because they had to be restrained to have an old flea collar removed and a new one put on. I always use breakaway collars on cats since cats can be killed if they get hung up by a collar.

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I am still waiting to hear back from the oncology clinician at VMRCVM about getting Wayne into the vaccine trial to try to treat his cancer (lymphosarcoma). I am trying to schedule a time to call in or get an e-mail exchange set up. We need to get him started ASAP. He will probably have to come off of the pred before the trial can be started, but the pred is to limit and hopefully reduce the tumor mass since it is a very rapidly growing neoplasia.

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I have been serving Shelsea and Wayne their medicated rations (different for each cat) in their own of sheltered private eating places several times a day so I can make sure they get their meds with out someone else stealing them. My biggest problem is that I need to keep an eye on Caellech in the prep area because she will try to zip in and grab some. She will be one in Oct, so she still has plenty of speed and energy.

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Wayne still seems to be tolerating the pred well now. He likes the big serving of canned cat food the bitter tablet is mixed into after softening it in a small amt of water on his plate. None of the other cats are trying to steal it at that point either since it does not taste good.

I guess the first injection will be scheduled soon.

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Wayne has developed a much better tolerance to his first med and is behaving normally most of the time. Hope fully he will get through the 4 shot series without much problem development.

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Wayne has feline lymphosarcoma. He seems to have an unusual response to the pred therapy he has been started on. He just lies in the laundry room floor which is not one of his usual resting places and is not moving if someone comes in. He is not moving even if someone else (other than me) comes in and starts working with laundry around him.

Remember he was with the feral group so he normally retreats from strangers and areas of activity. He has 3 spots he likes to lay out in regularly and he goes back to them when it starts to get close to the next dosing time and he is more reactive and acting more like Wayne.

I called the oncology department at the vet school with a query on it, but I have not gotten a reply yet. He is starting on the pred before the four injection series is started. Lymposarcoma is a cancer that has a fairly decent response to chemotherapy.

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Wayne gets checked for suture and drain removal later this morning.


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Wayne had an eye removal 6/11 because of another episode of eye enlargement but with an intraocular mass this time. It started rapid growth again, so he had a surgical reduction yesterday and now I am trying to get sample diagnostics done. I want to look at the vaccine option if it is possible and if I can afford it.

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protect your older cats from heat stress and make sure they have lots of cool clean water available. Health problems seen in aging animals often means they need a higher water intake. Keep fleas and other parasites under control. Fleas will target weaker animals and a heavy flea load can kill.

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Wayne has had all of his sutures removed. He is still acting a little head shy and there needs to be a bit more hair regrowth over the now sealed lids before he can go back to the colony. He also has several days more of antibiotics.

Right now I have 4 cats on daily meds so I have to feed each one their medicine ball separately on their schedules.

Jessi seems to be having some problems eating on top of everything else even though she is hungry so I have her on medicated cat food soup which she seems to be eating better. An oral exam is something I need to do next. I am trying to get a bit of condition improvement before doing something stressful.

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Wayne was acting a little freaked out when I let him out this morning after he ate, but he quieted down after a couple of minutes. We are having a bunch of rainy weather coming so I'm afraid the window seat he likes to hang out in is not going to be very sunny during the day until it stops again.

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Wayne, an '06 feral colony kitten who is a Maine Coon cross so he is a very large framed cat -as are his littermates Wyatt and Mark - had his eye removed today. The vet who was supposed to do the surgery had her staff call with the excuse that she was too busy and I got another vet to do it. I stopped by her clinic after I dropped him off and found that she was finishing up her 1 scheduled surgery for the day. I guess she just didn't want to deal with it. His eye is out and I have him in one of my cages here. There was some sort of irregular fairly firm mass inside the eye which was visible presurgically since I could see part of it when looking into his eye..

He developed a traumatic glaucoma about 5 or 6 years (treated then so the pressure was normal (comfortable)). This last time also blew up very quickly but was not responsive to treatment. His bloodwork showed signs of sepsis so he was started on some fairly strong antibiotics before surgery. He has been blind in that eye for a number of years, so he doesn't have to adapt to that part. He will have to have a drain pulled in a couple of day and then have the sutures removed a couple of days after that. Then it will be a couple more days before he can go back to his colony.

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Had to take my 20 yr old kitty (Sassy) into the vet to have some teeth pulled, cleaned and polished. I was very nervous not only because of her age but because she has kidney problems, however there was really no choice as one tooth kept abscessing. Our vet tried to " twilight her" instead of putting her all the way under but it didn't work, it was stressing her out way too much. Sassy came out of the anesthesia pretty good and was really spunky when she got home. Took a few days to get her eating back to normal, but overall I think she is doing as well as expected. I have noticed a couple of things such as her crying is a bit different (she is a howler at night and has been for many years) and she is grinding a bit when she eats. I am checking for any signs of dehydration but so far so good. I am not so sure I worried and fretted as much over my real kids as I do these animals...LOL.

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His surgery was delayed while he is started on a different antibiotic since his white counts were high. He has a bit of mixed bowel diarrhea now. Fluid was drawn off the affected eye and aspiration from behind the globe yielded nothing. The eye is still enlarged. Oral exam during the brief anaesthesia for the eye procedures showed a reddened area in the back of the upper arcade under the eye along with some tarter and gingivitis. He was too light to tolerate any dental cleaning.

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Wayne was dropped off at the clinic last night. Although he is one of my cats who usually likes some attention, between the intermittent heavy rains and a bunch of workers and heavy equipment who had come in yesterday it took me 2 hours to catch him even though he is usually one of the ones seeking attention when I arrive. They would do something over there that made a loud noise and about 40 cats coming up to the one area I was putting out food (bait) would bolt. He has had two prior glaucoma treatments, but this time there is a lot of precipitation built up around a new injury site on his blind eye that is blocking drainage again, so this time his eye will need to be removed. His glaucoma treatment was about 6 years ago and he is 8. I will be going in early to hold him for his pre surgical blood draw and to reintroduce him to the Sr assistant. He weighed in at 12.6 # last night which is less than his 14# 2 yo weight. He and both of his brothers are large framed cats and there is probably some Maine Coon ancestry in their genetics. I actually have quite a few large framed cats.

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well, Shelsea's site is trying to seal up again. The Hill's vet recommended a urine culture and sensitivity since PU cats are at an increased risk for infection. So he was not happy about another trip to a vet's office, but he was captured and a cystocentesis was done and 2 tubes were sent for plating and work up.

I have Jessie in a cage so I can treat her for a facial injury with a bad infection. It is large enough that it is going to be a problem to heal. She is probably going to have some sort of collar to keep her from tearing it open again.

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Shelsea is happier now that his urinary catheter has been removed. I have decided that he should wear the E collar for several more days when I am not watching him so he can't damage the healing area. I'm hoping it won't seal in again.

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the last surgery worked for about 2 weeks before it started to close in. He had another surgery yesterday. Hopefully it will work permanently this time.

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Well Shelsea had a surgery today to try to enlarge his external urethral opening since it had become even smaller over the last month probably due to inflamation. He will have an indwelling catheter and sutures removed Mon. He is still on S/D and the other meds and seems to have less palpable crystal sludge in his bladder even though I am still seeing some alterations in his urine flow that is probably due to crystals trying to pass through. He has to wear a soft wide collar drape around his neck to keep him from reaching the site. Because of the catheter to keep the new opening open he is dripping until it is pulled. Hopefully this will solve his problem and will stay open.

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Jessie with the feral colony has ripped open the place on her face again and all of the granulation tissue that was filling in the defect. Usually she likes to stay in the front shed. There are 2 litters in there and the younger mother is acting kind of agreesive with the other cats although fortunately she is tolerating them coming to see what I am doing when I am making the buckets of food mixture up to be put out. One is especially nosey.

Chablia seems to be having problems shedding out this year even though she is a short haired cat. She has a jaw problem too and a reluctance to be groomed very long. I have several long haired seniors with problems too, but most of these guys have seemed to need a bit of help every year since they were young since they have a fine coat type that seems to make knots when the older hairs are shed. Jonathan has a matt on his chect I will be working on a few mins a day for several days to get out since a few mins in a session is what they will tolerate and still let me work with tthem. We had a couple of hot days, so the shedding is happening. Remember these cats are part of a large feral colony.

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Caellech is back to her high speed self after surgery and sometimes Chrysta still has to sit with me so she rest with out being pounced on by an over energetic adolecent, although she has shown that she can stand up to the pest if she needs to do so.

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I'm allergic to my cats; we were away for a month on vacation in January and February and when I came back my asthma almost went out of control. Fortunately it evened out okay but then Easter we went to my husband's ex-wife's house for the holiday and she has 3 dogs and 2 cats and my breathing and eye itching, etc. went ballistic so we went out and got me some Alavert. Just one more reason I wish I could figure out a way to give the cats to someone who really wants them and would care for them.

I drew up a fantasy cat care center for older cats (my shelter kills any over about 5 years old) and it would be expensive; paying someone to care for them as well as food, shelter, clothing :-) etc. One would want about 3 people a day for 5-10 cats each, during the day when they sleep college kids would be fine, to clean, etc. but evening and early morning one would want someone to play with them and be alert to what's going on. I couldn't subsidize my cats for that much money (around $500 a month, would include vet care, etc.), sigh.

It's time to do my next month's flea treatment; I'm doing year round after what happened last summer.


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I had to take 9 yr old Lillian in yesterday for another CBC/Profile. She has been going into coughing and drooling episodes when she gets excited about me fixing the cat food before handing it out. I was worried about a possible pharyngeal mass or foreign body but it may be allergies so we are continuing to monitor and evaluate. Having to put her on a special diet will involve crating her for meals too and that won't stop her from cleaning up leftovers. That is a problem with 12 yo Shelsea too.

I had to cancel last weeks spays because of a family funeral. Caellech and some others will be on for this week. I need to skip nursing mothers.

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Yeah, last summer was good for the fleas and it is getting time to start on enviromental control and systemic control (flea drops ...) for any pets that don't react to it. Twelve is still middle aged for most cats.

Shelsea had to go this Mon and Fri (today) for sedation and treatment to improve his urine flow since he has crystals in his bladder causing problems even though his diet is to prevent crystals. His blood work Mon still looked pretty good. He is getting some SQ fluids to help flush him out better.

I gave Caelech a vaccine injection which made her feel the need to let me know she was displeased with me after I let her go. I guess she will feel even worse in about three weeks though because she will be spayed and will be getting another vaccine and her 1 yr rabies.

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I'm getting worried with my two 12 year old cats; I'm getting older and less flexible and able to care for them but have been unable to find anyone to take them. Thankfully they are still very healthy, we had a bad scare last summer with a huge flea infestation where they lost weight and fur and were psychologically traumatized. I would not be able to go through anything like that again, we almost didn't make it last summer.


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Well, I had to call Dr G for an emergency appt yesterday. Shelsea didn't come for food (he is put in a crate to eat and fed 1st since he is on a special diet to prevent crystals again) who is normally very eager to eat. He didn't even show up when I was feeding the others, so I had to search for him and manage to get him down. He was blocked again so I made the call.

He has already had a PU so he was anaesthetised, catheteised and drained and flushed several times. He had lots of blood and sediment and some problem mucoid plugs. I gave hime 250 ml of SQ NaCl and took him home since Dr G was going to be leaving. He was very slow waking up. I have had to express him several times (easy now but he may need some help for the next few days). He is doing a bit of dribbling, but that is because I started him back on the med that is for the inflamation and discomfort. I have had to force feed him a bit, but hopefully he will be ready to start eating on his own soon. It is easier to hide the meds in a bit of canned food.

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The older tom (Bruno) has been back and behaving normally except that he is even more skittish. His body condition still feels pretty good. I trapped an older female that seemed pretty friendly but I did not want to send her since she had just shown up again and although she was staying in the shed (with the heater) and eating very well and seeking affection I was worried about putting her through the stress of a spay especially since she had not been on the meds. It turned out she was spayed but not ear tipped (spayed before 2007), FIV & FeLV negative. So she was ear tipped and is now on the colony meds and being treated for cystitus (a urinary infection) and will be back next week. I think she is Michele who disappeared a long time ago.

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Well I've got several cats coming back after being spayed and neutered next week including an older (He was mature when dumped or moved over a number of years ago so I am guessing he is at least 8 so middle aged anyway) tom who was dumped as a mature male a number of years ago who is now having some health problems. I will be trapping another group to go and get them back next week and repeat the process.

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well, there hasn't been any other activity here for some time. I haven't made any other entries since Cyrll, Charity, and Francis have all died since then. I still have a number of older cats here (from the colony) and with the colony. I still check for entries here even when I don't leave any comments.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
7/20/12 4:17 A

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Well, Miss Charity ran out the door while I was letting the Dachshund out after midnight, so I had to chase after her in the dark through the woods until she decided to let herself be caught again, and bring her back inside.

Charity is a 12 year old I took as a kitten who had been shot with a pellet gun. Fortunately for her it shattered her humerus so she had to be zonked again and have the extension splint replaced about every two weeks. At 6 weeks we were able to remove the splint, but there was what felt like a small free floating chip of bone near her elbow that would have to be removed so it wouldn't cause problems later. It turned out to be a pellet. We had originally thought she had probably been injured when the trap closed since she was only about 4 or 5 weeks old.

The clinic didn't want a kitten with a broken leg to try to adopt out. If the pellet had breached her chest cavity instead of shattering her humerus she would have died from suffocation most likely. She has had no lameness or other problems with the leg after it was healed.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
7/11/12 10:11 P

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Francis is big...too big to wash easily in the kitchen sink, so I took him to the clinic with Cyrll (who had gotten through the worst of his medical problems and is also a tall, long cat-but with a much lighter frame) and the Dachshund (same reason) so I could give them fleas baths.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
6/30/12 9:00 P

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14.5# Francis (a 12 yo Maine Coon X) is determined to be over my shoulder and in front of the screen. I guess I need to give up typing, so later.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
6/27/12 8:00 A

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Some of the groups are supposedly working with me supposedly to get colony spays and neuters, but they are not even talking to me. I do not want older cats or individuals with health problems to go through the spay neuter clinics. I want profiles on them first to make sure they are ok for surgery. Certain animals may need special care. Cats with little kittens need to be left with the kittens. I have several who are easy for me to work with I plannig to wait several weeks for their spays for that reason. I am also worried about extreme heat stress on them right now too when dealing with frightened ferals in live traps. They are calling for high heat starting tomorrow through at least the beginning of next week.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
6/22/12 9:45 A

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Charity, the old lady who took the trip next door several post back, has decided that she likes to sleep on her back on the kitchen windowsill now. She is one of mine who has been having some hairball problems too. They stopped selling the large bags of Meow Mix Hairball, so I an having to buy the less economical small bags very frequently now to continue mixing some into the other rations. She also likes to reach down for a drink of flowing water if someone is doing something in the sink.

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LILLITO's Photo LILLITO Posts: 166
6/13/12 7:51 P

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it's so tough to watch them grow older and less 'themselves,' whether they are human or animal. doggone it, it's hard to watch myself age too, now that i think of it!

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
6/9/12 10:49 P

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Well, Cyrll (originally the seizuring kitten with some permanent ataxia problems who became the 5 yo renal failure kitty) has tried developing some new activities. He has been trying to jump on top of the air cleaner, and get on top of the recliner....the problem is his coordination has not improved any. He has some pretty awkward looking unplaned dismounts. His legs are working well enough now with the supplements that he can land on all four ok, it just does not look gracefull. He has abnormal retinal reflection one one eye now, so he is also only working with one eye.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
6/6/12 3:17 A

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Well. My oldest remaining cat was missing last Fri. night. I spotted her tonight in a neighbors back yard so I had to go knock and go look for her. She had retreated into a small area under the house. I had to walk back to the house and get some food to tempt her out to where I could reach her and then I took her home and fed her. My mother said she had not seen her go past her Fri eve when she came in, but it seems that she did just that since I had her out with me when I was loading some stuff in my pick up which is our normal routine. It started to rain hard, so I bought her in and did not leave so I know that she was inside before I went downstairs. I had been looking for her inside and outside every day without success until this afternoon, so I am glad that I found her and that she still seems basically ok.

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
5/19/12 11:19 A

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Also, I serve my renal disease (and especially crystalluria and UTI cats ) a bit of water added to their food immediately before serving since these guys need more since they are loosing more. Just a little on the bottom of the bowl. The Hill's consulting vet I talked to some time ago had no problem with me feeding this way. Also keep lots of fresh water available. Some of my cats really like the waterers so if you don't have a running water station you might want to consider getting one.

You should have BUN, Creatinine, potassium and phosporus levels tracked periodically. If the mineral levels are off, consider asking your vet to order the meds to keep the potassium from getting to low and the phosphorus from getting too high and causing problems. My cat is eating them well mixed into a bit of canned K/D.

Adding a bit of the canned food into small offered amounts of the dry food mixture with water may also increase the palatability

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SDANLSON Posts: 679
5/15/12 7:22 A

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Did you try one of the other prescription diet manufacturers like Royal Canin? Will they at least eat a canned renal diet mixed into their diet a couple of times a day? Did you try a gradual phased introduction or make a sudden switch. If you didn't try phasing it in you might want to give it a try.

If they won't tolerate a presciption diet at all, have you tried some of the renal trend over the shelf diets. Purina Pro Plan and Iams are examples of lines that have one. That may not be the best option, but any progress is better than nothing. You may want to talk to your vet about it and/or you may be able to contact the veterinary nutritionists at some of these companies by phone or online. Again a phased intoduction may be needed.

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5/12/12 12:28 P

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So glad that Cyril is doing well. We have two senior kitties (ages 18 & 19 yrs) that were diagnosed with early stages of Chronic Renal Failure last Sept/Oct. They are both doing fairly well, the vet did want them on the K/D food, however they both refused to eat it....so I quit buying it. Each are still eating very well and not losing weight, in fact both are still quite frisky...thank goodness. Sure hope that your fur baby continues to do well on his medication. Prayers and hugs~~Kelly

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5/12/12 11:38 A

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Cyrll seems to be doing well on his new meds. Recheck bloodwork rarly next week. He has become much more active.

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