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Second opinion] My 15 year old cat has stage one kidney disease. My vet is pushing the prescription diets and it feels like they are trying to guilt trip me into buying them. I go to http://mudbay.com… read more
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Dr. Gary
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My cat has digestive issues. I have been trying to put him
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Our cat had the radioactive iodine treatment approx a month
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Is Fresh Pet Select (an all natural refrigerated food) safe
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My crf 18 yr old cat has BUN of 40 (week earlier) 50 and creatinine
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Im doing the best for my cat who has kidney failure. Today
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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Hi. My 14 yr...kidney disease..than normal..normal drinking/urination
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Please help, my 5 year old cat has kidney problems and
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Doctoral Degree
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