Originally posted by Pat & Alex
|My cat with crf, we do not fast prior to having his blood work done to check kidney values
Snowball was diagnosed with early kidney disease 2 1/2 years ago, and has his kidney values checked every 6 months, and isn't fasting before that bloodwork either. The kidney values will also be checked at this appointment.
He has also been having problems with constipation off and on recently, and I did mention this to the vet a few months ago. I mentioned this again when I made the appointment and asked about having a blood panel done on him. They said a blood panel would be a good idea so they could see what is going on with him. Is this the reason they want him to be fasting? Also, isn't constipation a common problem for cats with kidney disease?
Sorry, I'm not very knowledgeable about veterinary laboratory procedures.