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My cat was recently diagnosed with kidney issues and is now…

My cat was recently...

My cat was recently diagnosed with kidney issues and is now having issues walking. Can anything be done to help him?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Did your cat have a fall?

No, he doesn't jump up on things much anymore

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Sam, he's about 16/17

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Sam

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sam?

He's had blood in his urine. The local vet only mentioned that his kidney was starting to fail

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Is he on any medication at this time?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He is sleeping right now but he is limping when he walks. This evening he felt the need to lay down while he ate his dinner.He is not on any meds.

Which limb is he favoring?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
His back right leg is bothering him

If he's not on any medication, it would be wise to talk to your vet about placing him on a supplement for joint health (http://www.glycoflex.com makes a great product) and also using pain medication as needed. Some medications are safer than others for cats (especially those with known kidney problems) but at 16-17 years old making Sam comfortable will be the most important focus. At this age, it's very common for us to see arthritis and spondylitis in cats which can cause pain in their back and their hips. This may be why Sam is favoring his right rear leg. An examination would be wise and your vet will likely talk to you about x-rays. It will take a few weeks for the glucosamine product to help Sam's joints but the pain medication your vet can prescribe may give him near instant relief. You should see improvements in symptoms within a few hours.

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