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Cat has renal failure...

Cat has renal failure - threw up last night - seems to be "coughing" and seems to have a sore throat.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello I am Dr Nicole and I would be happy to help you with your question. I am sorry about your cat. It is so tough when they develop kidney failure. I am working on a response right now and will be back shortly.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
I am not sure what things you have already implemented with your pet but I will just review some of the comments treatments for renal failure and see if we are on the same page.
So often times with this disease, pets produce more acid in the stomach secondary to the kidneys failing. I will always put these pets on pepcid AC to reduce some of the acid I'm the stomach. Obviously increased acid can cause reflux and vomiting or coughing. Most cats will get 2.5 mg twice daily.
Now another reason for the cough could be a secondary infection but probably less likely.Typing more...
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Other things that are really important as far as treatment of this disease are a low protein low phosphorus diet, typically a moist diet, subcutaneous fluids to help with diuresis and sometime other meds like phosphorus binders.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
I know how difficult this is, I went through the same thing with my own pet. All you can do is take one day at a time and try to implement things that will help with quality of life and longevity.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Prescription diets are the best as far as kidney disease goes, but science diets as a whole tend to be lower in protein and phosphorus if your cat won't eat the other diets. Moist food is best if possible for the increased moisture.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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