My parents informed me that Matilda, my mother's Siamese, has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. Matilda (whom we call Bat, because of the giant dark ears) is 15. It was discovered when they went in for routine vaccinations. Also, my husband and I, and my brother and his wife, were all visiting a few weeks ago and noticed that she had lost weight (she used to be plump, and is now almost "normal"). So, to the vet they went, and got the diagnosis. She is still quite active, plays with the other cat in the house (Orchid, purebred mutt ), but drinks a lot and doesn't eat as much. She has been switched to a low-protein food. The vet told my parents that she could last for weeks, months or years. It is a quality of life issue; one day she won't be happy anymore, from being too ill, and they'll need to euthanize her. My question is, has anyone else had a cat diagnosed with this? What happened? What symptoms of decline did you see? What helped? Etc?
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5/28/05 at 9:29pm