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Old October 25th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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medications and kidney failure

My 7-year-old cat, Henry, was in acute renal failure one month ago. His weekly blood tests since then have all been normal, except for this last time, when his urine was found to have blood and bacteria. He has also had diarrhea for a few days, and the vet thinks he has both a UTI and gastro-int. infection. She has prescribed both Orbax and Metronidazole for him. My question is: is it safe for a cat with a history of kidney failure to be taking these drugs, and both at the same time?

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Old October 25th, 2008, 10:46 AM
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Poor Henry.
Did you ask the vet? That would be a good place to start.
Many meds affect the stomach, leading to loose stools/diarrhea so his tummy problems may be temporary and not an actual bug.
What are you feeding him? It might be a good idea to put him on something bland such as chicken and rice boiled together until the rice is very soft (no bones please). And no kibble.
Probiotics, which replenish the gut with 'good' bacteria, could be helpful.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Poor Henry.
Did you ask the vet? That would be a good place to start.
Many meds affect the stomach, leading to loose stools/diarrhea so his tummy problems may be temporary and not an actual bug.
What are you feeding him? It might be a good idea to put him on something bland such as chicken and rice boiled together until the rice is very soft (no bones please). And no kibble.
Probiotics, which replenish the gut with 'good' bacteria, could be helpful.
yes, and she said she would look into any toxicity issues. but she never did, and prescribed them both anyway. so that's why i ask here, just in case anyone knows anything about it. he eats hill's prescription k/d canned for his kidney issues. and i've been giving him forti-flora each day (probiotic), but it doesn't seem to be helping.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Not sure about the med mix and the kidneys, I do know Baytril is not the best antibiotic when a cat has kidney issues.

As for the gastro issues, I would change your kitties food to Nature's variety, canned (check the website for the lowest phosphorus) or Wellness, grainfree, Chicken, Turkey, or Beef and Chicken flavours. They are really a much better food than the kidney diet food you are feeding your cat.

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/cat_w...can_index.html

http://www.naturesvariety.com/instinct_cat_can

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