Originally Posted by Longblades
... We have been doing senior blood panels and the only thing showing is early stage kidney failure.....I will ask about hyperthyroidism and hypertension in light of the increase in howling....
Just so you know, "ordinary" bloodwork doesn't always reveal geriatric Hyper-T. It would help you, I believe, to try and get a handle on why - plus what tests are better for old cats - before you see the Vet, because, in my experience,many Vets are unaware of this and insist that the standard tests are "quite sufficient". The info you'll need is here: http://www.felinecrf.org/hyperthyroi...perthyroid_crf
(test info is under "Diagnosis", the whole page is an interesting read anyway, especially on the connection between kidney disease and Hyper-T)
I don't want you to think I'm pushing this - it's this way: if I were you, I would want to know...