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Old December 16th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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The only thing I could get him to eat was 5 small kitty treats.. I tried 4 different types of food, but that is all he would eat, and no more than 5.
I so understand how frustrating it can be to have an inappetant cat. Like Dog Dancer suggested, try offering other things besides cat food/treats. Low sodium canned salmon, sardines, tuna, plain chicken baby food (make sure it doesn't contain onion powder), plain yogurt, cheese, deli-meats, boiled chicken breast, even KFC, whatever it takes. When one of my guys lost his appetite 8 yrs ago from an illness, the only thing he ate for 2 weeks was yogurt and Wysong cat treats. It got him over the hump and he's still with me at the ripe ol' age of 18 1/2.


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I can only pray that the vet knows what he is doing..

Unfortunately I learned the hard way that vets are not infallible. I'm a big believer in doing as much research as I can on my own so that I have a better understanding of what's going on and can be my cat's best advocate. My vets have come to realize that I'm not just going to blindly accept whatever they say. And the best part is that they're okay with that. If they weren't, I'd have found a new vet long ago. So my advice would be to read read read anything you can about CRF. Not all of it will sink in as there is just so much to know, but perhaps some of it will aid your communication with the vet.

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Asked about Sub-Q's. Vet told me that at this point Sub-Q treatments will do nothing for Kobe and that he wouldn't recommend them... even if his numbers have come down (doing new labs today). Is this true??
I don't agree with your vet on this. I think subQs, once the initial crisis has passed and the IV treatments have done their job, can be a very valuable tool in the management of CRF. If your vet won't show you how to do them for Kobe, then I would find one who will. Here is more info for you:
http://www.felinecrf.com/managb.htm
http://www.felinecrf.org/fluid_therapy.htm
http://www.fabcats.org/owners/kidney...eous/info.html

Crossing my fingers that Kobe's lab results show some improvement and that he starts eating soon.
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