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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I have a 15 years old kidney stage 4 cat which on daily

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hi doc i have a 15 years old kidney stage 4 cat which on daily drip..recently 2 weeks ago he just strated losing his eyes sight both
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: tinky i do the drp daily vet taught me how
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: so this morning..i notice his left paw rather swollen..bigger than other paw..i check and squeeze it gently he doesnt to mind nor meow in any i m assuming its just waterretation?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Can you share pictures of what you're seeing?

When was Tinky's blood pressure last checked?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
last month
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i m at work i didnt snap
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Since this has happened within the last 2 weeks and you're now seeing fluid buildup, I would schedule another examination. We can see blindness occur in cats with kidney failure, particularly when the blood pressure is high. This may indicate that Tinky needs to be on medication or have a change in the regimen you're using. As well, the fluid in the paw may be due to the fluids you're giving building up under the skin, may be linked to kidney disease, may indicate an infection, etc. Your vet will be able to best tell when they're able to see, in person, what you are seeing. Treatment will vary depending on what is diagnosed.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in. How is Tinky?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?