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Thanks so much for requesting me. I am sorry Mindy is so ill
Many times cats in kidney failure feel very nauseated.
Try giving Mindy one quarter of a ten mg pepcid a/c (famotidine) in soft food.
Wait 20 minutes and try mild food like chicken or turkey baby food (no onion or garlic).Or see if she will eat a little boiled chicken breast.
I had the same thing with my old boy Alex so I cooked for him.I found he ate the best 20 minutes after his subQ because it hydrated him.
Two supplements that are very useful in the management of cats with kidney disease are Azodyl and Epakitin. These products help the body to eliminate waste products more efficiently, when the kidneys aren't working well. They are manufactured by Vetoquinol, and can be ordered by your veterinarian.
You are correct, too much protein is not good for her.
I can give you several recipes that were formulated by Hills and distributed to vets before Science diet was on the market. Royal canin makes a very palatable renal food as well.I would cook a batch and then freeze it into portions to defrost daily.
C/D or H/D recipe - feline (also known as Feline Restricted Mineral and Sodium Diet): 1 lb regular ground beef, cooked1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only) cooked1 cup cooked white rice without salt1 teaspoon vegetable oil1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)
Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline minimum daily requirements (MDR) for all vitamins and trace minerals, and 250 mg of taurine per day. This would be available from a veterinary clinic.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+3/4lbs
Feeding Guide - feed sufficient to maintain normal body weight
Body wt Approx Daily Feeding 5lb 1/5lb 7-8lb 1/4lb 10lb 1/3lb
K/D recipe - feline
(also known as Feline Restricted Protein Diet):
1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only)
2 cups cooked white rice without salt
2 large hard-cooked eggs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)
Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and its palatability can be improved by adding a little water (not milk). Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+1/4lbs
Body wt Approx Daily Feeding
Cats with only 25% of kidney function can do fine via SubQ fluids which can evn be administered at home:
Here is info on CRF and FUS
Please let me know how she is doing.I will always be here for you.I hope all will be well.
Good morning Terri,
Found out Mindy is in congestive heart failure now. They drain 7oz from both side and we now have to plan a dated to send her to meet her brother Sam at the bridge. You know it never gets easy just harder but 20 yrs of a good life she deserve the best love n send off we can give her. We will tale her back in Fri see how her kidney values are n another chest ultrasound. Thanks again
You are more than welcome. It was my pleasure to help someone as wonderful as you!Bless you for giving Mindy and her brother such an awesome life!
I sympathize and empathize because my elderly baby also crossed the rainbow bridge.
Our furry children just do not live long enough...........
I am praying for dear Mindy....I hope medication can give her some more time in your loving care.
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