Originally Posted by Skyegy
but as we open the fluid flow, he went crazy and cried all over the place.
Do you warm the fluids first? What type of fluids are they?
As for the renal diet, I personally think it's totally the wrong thing to feed an ailing animal and probably makes kidney disease worse. Lack of appetite can be a huge problem for pets in renal failure, so feeding them a largely unpalatable low-protein food doesn't help. The most important thing is that they eat! My cat with CKD eats a mostly raw diet augmented with high quality (ie NOT prescription) canned. He hasn't lost any weight and always eats with gusto. The key is that the protein source be highly digestible (which automatically excludes plant-based protein, which is what's found in renal diets). Here is a link worth checking out: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...and-liver.aspx