*sniff* Our oldest cat, Betty, has just been diagnosed with severe kidney disease. She is currently at the animal hospital undergoing more tests. Mrs C. is distraught. :(
She’s been slowly losing weight, and seems to have lost her spark. Sleeping all the time, never venturing out and recently we noticed her eating cat litter (!) – a sign she is lacking in some vital minerals. Poor thing. Apparently, kidney problems are common when they get older BUT they *can* survive for a long time, so fingers crossed…
man, that sucks.
good luck, Betty.
I’ve seen some cats ‘n’ dogs go for years and years with this with good supplementation.
Betty came home today, and is now on a special renal diet. However, the kidney disease is far advanced and the next couple of weeks will be crucial. To make matters worse, she also has high blood pressure and a heart murmur, so the prognosis is … well, ‘guarded’ is the most optimistic word the vet used today. Sigh. Fingers crossed the diet and BP pills do the trick. She’s back in two weeks for some more tests, but if there’s no change, then I don’t know what we’re going to do. :(
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