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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:51 AM
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Sugarcatmom - thanks for the links I will check them out.
She's not limping just leaning/wobbly abit & sitting *carefully* & laying down more when she used to be sitting. The thing is I know the weakness could be related to not having enough water re CRF, I don't want to assume it is arthritis & ignore the other possiblilities which is why I'm probably too cautious with the water - though (arthritis) that's what it looks like



The EVO NA looks like this:
......................As fed Basis,............Dry Matter
............................%..................... Basis, %
MOISTURE..........74.03........................-......
PROTEIN.............13.23....................50.94
FAT...................9.23..................... 35.54
CARBOHYDRATES...1.01.....................3.88
FIBER..................0.19.....................0. 73
ASH....................2.30......................8 .85
CALCIUM..............0.45.....................1.73
PHOSPHORUS........0.36.....................1.38
POTASSIUM..........0.26.....................1.00
SODIUM...............0.16.....................0.61


I see now the sodium is higher than others, so that maybe it.
With EVO I was adding 2 tsp, now with NV & Wellness I'm adding 4 tsp so it's quite gravyish.
What concerns me is the techs always mentioned she was a bit dehydrated {gums are def not tacky feeling} & of course I'd like to stall sub-q as long as possible.
According to some info the techs gave me from RC
Quote:
The recommended water consumption of the cat is 55 - 70 ml/kg-body weight/per day or 1ml per kcal of metabolizable energy consumed
This is where I get
1 tsp=5ml 11 tsp = 55 ml low end of scale 11 tsp * 5.5kg (Duffy's weight) =60.5 tsp water per day
this would be assuming only straight h2o drinking - not including amount in canned food

If you take the ME kcal of Wellness Turkey:M.E. KCAL/KG = 1397.62 % per can as fed 165g can = 230 kcal/can * 1ml = 230 ml = 46 tsp = 1 cup h2o/perday


I'll be measuring water over the next 2 days to see if she has actually had any


Thank you everyone so much for all the help & suggestions posted so far
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