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My siamese cat just got checked up and was told he has

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My siamese cat just...

My siamese cat just got checked up and was told he has weak/failing kidney disease

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your Siamese cat?

He started urinating by the front door. So I figured something was off my girlfriend then noticed that he lost some weight. He's basically showing signs of kidney disease. So we took him in and that was what they diagnosed him with. ITs the procedure that want to do to him that I'm questioning

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

Coco. He's 12

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

He's had a UTI before and was placed on a certain diet and he's had that diet for over 2 years

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I suspect that the procedure you've mentioned is 3 days of diuresis (intensive IV fluid) and then rechecking his tests referable to his kidneys. Please clarify if that's so. That may or may not be appropriate predicated upon his biochemical tests upon presentation. Can you upload a copy of Coco's test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but Coco's vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
to the 3 day diuresis
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

That's usually reserved for stage 3 (or worse) patients - those with a creatinine of 2.9 - 5 mg/dL or worse. I need to see Coco's test results to be more accurate for you.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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