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Wuruva cans? I'm paying $0.99 a oz can, which is a good price from what I can see. The problem, I think that my pet store is going to stop carrying it. I know they will special order it for me, but I was wondering if anyone knows of somewhere I can get it for a comparable price?
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http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/d...&brand_id=1076

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...t+food&x=0&y=0
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Rang_27-
Just on the chance you hadn't caught up with a recent thread about Weruva-
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172353
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Rang_27-
Just on the chance you hadn't caught up with a recent thread about Weruva-
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172353
Thanks for the link. I will have to consider finding an additional supplement for him. Jordan has idopathic hypercalcimia, chronic constipation & possibly cancer, so I'm at a point that it's about keeping him happy. He LOVES his Weruva & it has helped with his constipation problems (probably a result of the high moisture content). The only other food I could get him to eat was Fancy Feast, so I was thrilled when he would eat a better option. He has already lost weight & I deffinatly don't want him to lose any more. Maybe supplementing with FF will help him stop losing weight. Anyway, as I said thanks for the info, I will definately have to add something to his diet. (I'm sure he will be so upset about that )
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Rang_27
Are you using Lactulose for his constipation?
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Rang_27
Are you using Lactulose for his constipation?
Only when absolutley necessary. Before the Weruva I was having to use it 2-3 times a week, now I haven't used it at all in a couple of weeks.

(I should add that this is much to his vets dismay. He wants me to give him 2-3 ml 2-3 time a day)
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I asked about Lactulose, because you had said he is dealing with constipation and idiopathic hypercalcaemia...here's some info suggesting that Lactulose may cause hypercalcaemia.

You're obviously familiar with managing hypercalcaemia - I'm not. In case dietary calcium content matters, I'll give you the following. The Weruva website shows a calcium level of .2% (Guaranteed Analysis) for all of their varieties. I called Wellness, for comparison sake, and was given the as-fed calcium value of the Chicken variety as .36% and Turkey as .5%. So, Weruva will give you about 1/2 the dietary calcium intake of Wellness.
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His blood calcium spiked about a month after I began treating him with lactulose. I asked the vet but he denied any association. Unfortunately, Jordan's calcium remains border line high (I believe 11.2 in June) despite no lactulose & being treated with 5mg of pred every day. It spikes up to over 12 if I try to drop his pred dose. The only test left is exploritory surgeory, and I refuse to put him through surgeory just to recieve a terminal diagnosis. It's been a long year and I have thought many times about the surgery, but reman sure about my decision. He has had 2 differnt ultra sounds that have shown nothing. He's had blood taken countless times, and he is no fun at the vets office. The vet techs in that office must all be angels because he is not a nice boy when he is there. He has developed quite a reputation, he has only seen 2 of the vets, but all of them know him. Frankly I never liked giving him lactulose, it always made him gassy & uncomfortable. The only blood value that is off after over a year is his blood calcium. He is eating like a champ (well at least the foods he's fond of), playing with the other cats occasionally and cuddling with me every night. So for now I'm focusing on quality of time left. I know some people feel I am giving up, but if I felt like something would help him I would do it no matter what the cost. I guess I have come to a peace about making him happy and comfortable.
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His blood calcium spiked about a month after I began treating him with lactulose. I asked the vet but he denied any association. Unfortunately, Jordan's calcium remains border line high (I believe 11.2 in June) despite no lactulose & being treated with 5mg of pred every day. It spikes up to over 12 if I try to drop his pred dose. The only test left is exploritory surgeory, and I refuse to put him through surgeory just to recieve a terminal diagnosis. It's been a long year and I have thought many times about the surgery, but reman sure about my decision. He has had 2 differnt ultra sounds that have shown nothing. He's had blood taken countless times, and he is no fun at the vets office. The vet techs in that office must all be angels because he is not a nice boy when he is there. He has developed quite a reputation, he has only seen 2 of the vets, but all of them know him. Frankly I never liked giving him lactulose, it always made him gassy & uncomfortable. The only blood value that is off after over a year is his blood calcium. He is eating like a champ (well at least the foods he's fond of), playing with the other cats occasionally and cuddling with me every night. So for now I'm focusing on quality of time left. I know some people feel I am giving up, but if I felt like something would help him I would do it no matter what the cost. I guess I have come to a peace about making him happy and comfortable.
I for one would never criticize what you are doing. Sounds to me as though you love your kitty very much and are doing what will make him happiest for whatever time he has left. I don't consider that giving up - I consider it love and that when the time comes that he is no longer happy or comfortable you will do what you feel is best for him.
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I for one would never criticize what you are doing. Sounds to me as though you love your kitty very much and are doing what will make him happiest for whatever time he has left. I don't consider that giving up - I consider it love and that when the time comes that he is no longer happy or comfortable you will do what you feel is best for him.
Thanks. I don't mean to sound defensive, and like I don't appreciate the information. I have just had some people I thought were well meaning accusing me of giving up on him.

Just to add I find it intresting that it is a UK site that brings up the information on Lactulose. Around here all the vets deny any connection between Lactulose and blood calcium. I know a woman in school whose dog developed hypercalcima after going on Lactulose. I'm not sure that's the case with Jordan, but I do wonder if it made it worse.
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