My 16 year old
Duffy has just been diagnoised with early stage Kidney Failure. Two years ago she had Hyperthyroidism which was cured
by Radioactive Iodine Therapy, now this :sad:. I'm looking for as much information as I can get so I would like to know if anyone has or had a cat with Kidney Failure, & if you can me some suggestions/tips.
She is currently on Evo canned with a little bit of Orijen & Evo dry mixed in, she has the dry available for snacking but isn't eating very much of it. I know the Evo will have to be switched because the phosphorus is too high, so any suggestions for a holistic low phosphorus food? The vet has suggested the prescription low protein/low phosph but I really want to stick with the natural food for as long as possible, which she is okay with as long as I understand she may need to be switched as some point.
She is drinking water both added into her canned food & on it's own.
Any suggestions for diet/food supplements?
Her Blood Urea Nitrogen & Creatinine levels are High, whereas her Platelets & Lymphocytes are Low and there is a small amount of protein in her urine sample.
Right now her Phosphorus count is right in the middle of normal & the Total Protein in her blood is also in normal range.
Anything I should be on the look out for, aside from vomiting, lots of peeing, lots of drinking?
Any suggestions/tips to keep her Kidney health as good as possible?
(Added by growler - This is a long thread and for those that may be rushed, here is a summary post