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Old 11-05-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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Just got back from dropping a very dilute urine sample from our cat. She has almost clear urine. Vet is sending urinalysis & urine culture to lab. I am stunned as it can be renal failure or diabetes or? Anyone know this type issues? She is unknown age and so we have no idea other than we had her since '09. She was stray then. She eats raw dite and now I wonder if the blodwork in both July and August showing high end creatinine yet normal BUN levels meant anything? Will hear from vet Wed. morn. TY for anyone who knows more.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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Oh no! Paws crossed. Hope it’s not serious.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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Oh no! Paws crossed. Hope it’s not serious.
Thank you very much and will let all know asap.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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Hoping to hear good news. You did the right thing to have it analyzed. Unfortunatrly excessive drinking and urinating can have a lot of causes and your vet is the best to determine what it is in your particular case. But diabetes always springs to mind as a potential cause.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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Hoping to hear good news. You did the right thing to have it analyzed. Unfortunatrly excessive drinking and urinating can have a lot of causes and your vet is the best to determine what it is in your particular case. But diabetes always springs to mind as a potential cause.
TY too very much and I will hopefully know more this morn. But the one vet tech did say diabetes poss. There's alot more to this and her bldwork in both July and Aug. tho still showed normal kidney function. Over past few wks increase of h2o and urine output efforts are the reason this worried me so. Will report asap.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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Diabetes and kidney problems are the first things that come to mind, both of which should be found in blood work. As a side note, did the vet check her thyroid levels too, given that she's not a youngster? (this would be part of a "senior" blood panel--it's an add-on test).

Any other symptoms? Weight loss?
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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Diabetes and kidney problems are the first things that come to mind, both of which should be found in blood work. As a side note, did the vet check her thyroid levels too, given that she's not a youngster? (this would be part of a "senior" blood panel--it's an add-on test).

Any other symptoms? Weight loss?

Speaking for movinintime: She had I-131 treatment a number of years ago, so thyroid issues are unlikely. Fed a raw diet for so many years I would expect diabetes unlikely, too. CKD though, that can come even with a raw fed cat, especially one with a history of hyperthyroid disease, and one that has been through quite a bit of stress lately (eye removal surgery). Cats' kidneys are just so darn fragile.


Lets hope she's just got an infection and a course of antibiotics will clear her up. XXXX
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Just got back from dropping a very dilute urine sample from our cat. She has almost clear urine. Vet is sending urinalysis & urine culture to lab. I am stunned as it can be renal failure or diabetes or? Anyone know this type issues? She is unknown age and so we have no idea other than we had her since '09. She was stray then. She eats raw dite and now I wonder if the blodwork in both July and August showing high end creatinine yet normal BUN levels meant anything? Will hear from vet Wed. morn. TY for anyone who knows more.



I have seen a very old cat reverse kidney disease by simply eating freeze dried bovine kidney. I would give him half a tablet of Kidney Cytotrophin by Enzyme Process twice a day with his food and his creatinine levels went from above normal to the low normal range and all his symptoms disappeared. I was also feeding a raw diet. Give it a try. Cats love the taste because it is organ meat. You don't really have to crush it like I did but if it is crushed it is easier for them to digest.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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Speaking for movinintime: She had I-131 treatment a number of years ago, so thyroid issues are unlikely. Fed a raw diet for so many years I would expect diabetes unlikely, too. CKD though, that can come even with a raw fed cat, especially one with a history of hyperthyroid disease, and one that has been through quite a bit of stress lately (eye removal surgery). Cats' kidneys are just so darn fragile.


Lets hope she's just got an infection and a course of antibiotics will clear her up. XXXX
Thanks for filling me in. I too hope it's something simple and treatable.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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I have seen a very old cat reverse kidney disease by simply eating freeze dried bovine kidney. I would give him half a tablet of Kidney Cytotrophin by Enzyme Process twice a day with his food and his creatinine levels went from above normal to the low normal range and all his symptoms disappeared. I was also feeding a raw diet. Give it a try. Cats love the taste because it is organ meat. You don't really have to crush it like I did but if it is crushed it is easier for them to digest.

Acute kidney disease (such as caused by a toxin) is reversible if caught in time. Chronic kidney disease is not, though of course depending on the stage, can be managed, sometimes for years.
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