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my cat was just diagnosed with CRF

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
and to be quite honest i am at a loss for words, i have been reading all your threads and i just cry.
Its been since November and i am finally at a place where i can breath a bit

Long story short (god knows i can talk about this all day)
We give him 100ml fluids every other day Sub-Q we are doing so well, my baby is amazing and i feel like i have my cat back

Jasper was never a puke and now he does maybe once a week if that and its not food (thank goodness) is a clear foam, what is that?? the vet said not to worry its part of the disease and be glad its not food.

My baby is a small 4.5 lb cat and now creeping back to 5lb and i pray for 6lbs someday, he was never a big cat he was never more than 8lbs in younger years

This is such a rollercoaster of emotions and i am so afraid to write about it b/c my heart just breaks, i am just glad i am not the only one

Why is my kitty puking? He never ever puked until this
post #2 of 6
Crf cats do puke.
Coco has meds for it.
Here is a link to teh Crf group I am in.
They have helped me alot.
They do lose weight with crf.
My Coco used to weigh 10 pounds and weighs 6.4 now.

It is Pepcid A/C she gets.
Ask the vet about it.
post #3 of 6
Welcome to the CRF club. It's not a fun club to be a part of, but, hey, you're in good company!

My cat, Cleo, was diagnosed with CRF when she was 6 months old, when my vet did pre-op blood work for her spay surgery. Cleo will be 9 years old in May.

If you read the "CRF sticky" at the beginning of this Health & Nutrition forum, you will find a wealth of information about the different resources available to help you deal with CRF.

I also recommend joining the Yahoo!Group mentioned above. I learned SO incredibly much from the caring and knowledgeable members in that group.

Cats with CRF often have problems with excess stomach acid production. I'm surprised that your vet isn't aware of this common, and easily treated problem. Please talk to your vet and see if Pepcid (famotadine) would be appropriate for your kitty.
Here's a link to a WONDERFUL website, which describes the causes and effect of excess stomach acid in CRF cats, as well as different treatment modalities.

You may want to bookmark the home page of that site, as it is a great resource for anyone dealing with feline CRF.

If there's anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to PM me.

I will certainly keep you and your sweet Jasper in my prayers.
post #4 of 6
You might want to send a PM to Sharky. She had a kitty live for 4.5 years when they told her her precious kitty only had a few months. I'm sure she'd be able to give you some tips and pointers.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
You guys are great thanks for the replys, i am going to look into these groups, any and all ideas will be great

my jasper gets
subQ every other day
azodyl once a day
alterna gel for stomach

his numbers have come down some
his creatinine was a 7.9 now 5.7

I know i sohuld worry about diet, but when 1st diagnosed he was so thin that my issue was just getting weight back on so i let him eat whatever, he will not eat dry anymore only wet

any wetfoods that are low in protein or what are good wet foods for kinet issues

post #6 of 6
I use K/D and Purina N/F for the wet food.
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