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LessyLover

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 A little over a year ago my precious baby cat suffered from kidney failure. At the time he was about three yrs old. Fast forwrd to last Saturday when we took our poor 3 yr old dog, Brody to the vet. She has been kept there since Sat. morning on an IV with antibiotics and a diagnosis of kidney failure. She was in bad shape, but now physically is acting like herself again.
   The vet has warned us that he blood tests are still not looking good, but we will have to bring her home tomorrow. I am seeking advice on how to give her the best possible chances. We have done research and are alos going to have the vet check for addisons disease, which is very similar to kindey failure. We will have her on a special diet with rest and lots of water. I would love any suggestions on how to help her heal, or atleast keep her comfortable. Thank you.

CathyCouch

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My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. I don't have any medical advice to give, but keep talking to her and petting her. Your love will always help. Time is so short with our little babies. Don't forget the power of prayer.

basil

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Others here will be able to give you the advice you need.  I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you all, and I hope that Brody will feel better soon.

Love Di xxx
Sheila

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Look at http://www.felinecrf.com
Even though this is for cats, it is about kidney failure and should be able to help you.  Also, on that site, you will find a link to a support group - lots of very well informed people there that should be able to help you.

My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sheila
kdclairmo

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I am so sorry for the loss of your cat and now Brody having kidney problems.  My Peanut had several health issues near the end of her 17 years one of the newer ones was the beginnings of kidney failure. The Vet said her blood levels were off and her urine was very diluted. I don't really have any suggestions for you other than to take her outside alot. P had bad arthitus so it was hard for her to get around so we were always carrying her outside to go potty and sometimes she couldn't wait to get outside and would just go wherever she was and we just dealt with it because she couldn't help herself.  If you have to leave him for a period of time they have these good washable fabric pee pads at Petsmart that you can buy and put down on the floor. P was really good about using them and then we would just wash them each night in the washer. It saved our floors.  It is great he is coming home tomorrow, I wish you all the best and just keep a close eye on him to see if he has any rapid changes.

My prayers are with you and Brody.
Karen


katebock

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I'm sorry I can't give you any medical advise, but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Brody.  Hopefully she will feel better soon.

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Kate (Gus' mom)

MrMeowgy

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 I just wanted you to know you and Brody are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure someone on this site can help you with the information you need. I am praying for you. Donna, Mr. Meogy's mom

LessyLover

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After speaking with the vet this morning her blood levels have gotten so much better. We are still not out of the clear. And it is hard for me to feel too relieved although this is a good change. Les too got better before he got worse.

Thank you all for you prayers. I have been praying non-stop and it is really helping.
rupertsmum

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Hi

Sorry for what you are going through.  My cat Rupert died of kidney failure that he had for 14 months.  We gave Fortekor and blood pressure pills and special diet food.  It is hard to offer advice without knowing how advanced it is.  It does seem very young to get kidney disease at three. Rupert got it at almost 14.  All the best in your endeavours.  It is sometimes a long road to get an answer.  Ruperts Mum
Gruntsmomforever

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Keeping your baby girl in my prayers.

Hugs,
Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever
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