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mag_mor_min
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From:Stratford, Ont, Canada
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 09-08-2003 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mag_mor_min     Edit/Delete Message
My 13 yr. old male cat recently started to lose weight, have breath that smelled like poop,lost his spunk and liveliness and his pupils stayed large and never dialated. I took him to the vet and she said that it was a kidney problem and it could be fatal. Has this happened to anyone else and if so what happened to your cat?
Thanks

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nern

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posted 09-08-2003 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Did your vet specify what the problem was? Kidney disease maybe?

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fleafly
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posted 09-08-2003 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I had a cat who developed kidney problems. We gave her fluid under the skin for a few weeks and feed her special food and she recovered very well.

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riemeab
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From:Farmington Hills, Mi USA
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posted 09-10-2003 03:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for riemeab     Edit/Delete Message
My cat recently died from Kidney disease. We were told that he possibly got it from eating Meow Mix or Friskies cat food. We had no idea these two types of food could cause such a problem. He only lived for a few weeks after being diagnosed and we were told there wasn't anything more the doctor could do. I hope this is not the same diagnosis for your cat. Good Luck!!!!

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mag_mor_min
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From:Stratford, Ont, Canada
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posted 09-13-2003 06:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mag_mor_min     Edit/Delete Message
The vet says that it could be Kidney disease(but not chronic) or a kidney infection. He's been at the vet for 6 days and he hasn't been eating on his on so they have to use a syring. That might be just because when we're not with him he doesn't eat. They put him on an I.V to keep him hydrated because when he first went to the vet he was very dehydrated. Everyday they've been taking his blood and on the chart, the first day he was there, the reading was 84 when it should be 12! Everyday he drops though and yesterday he was at 39. The Dr. would like him to be no more than 20. I guess I'll see what it is today and I'll post it. He's coming home today so maybe he'll get better at home. Please post suggestions. Thanks

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mag_mor_min
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From:Stratford, Ont, Canada
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posted 09-16-2003 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mag_mor_min     Edit/Delete Message
Yesterday, we put my cat to sleep. It was the hardest, saddest thing that has ever happened to me and my family. Today I got another cat and I need a name for it so if anyone knows a great name, please post it. I want to name him something that starts with a 'M' because I have a dog named Maggie, a cat named Mindy and my cat that just passed away is called Morty. You might think it's too soon to get another cat but the house is so empty and my other cat is lonely. Thanks for everyone's advice and please post some 'M' names. Thanks!

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nern

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posted 09-16-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Im so very sorry for you loss.

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nern

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posted 09-16-2003 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Here are some suggestions for "M" names:
Mork
Marley
Magis
Magoo
Motley
Moose

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fleafly
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posted 09-16-2003 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I think it is perfectly fine to get a new cat as soon as you are ready for one. I have cats named Milo, Moo, and Merlin. It really depends on the new cats personality on what to name it. Let us know what you pick.

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fleafly
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posted 09-16-2003 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
The name Miko (Me-co) sticks in my mind.

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Cat
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From:Nova Scotia, Canada
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posted 09-16-2003 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message
I have a kitty named Miko I named her after the raccoon from the children's movie Pocohontas.


Midget is the first M name that comes to my mind.

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Jamiya
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posted 09-17-2003 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
I am so sorry for your loss. Some people need to wait before getting a new pet, some need to get one right away, and others never get another. It's a personal decision.

I started a list of names when trying to name a litter of mice. Here are the "M" ones (the bigger list is at home):

Maya
Missy
Minnie
Mocha
Meeko
Maisy
Mabel
Meg
Megs
Millie
Maggie
Max
Merlin
Muffin
Munchkin
Misty
Mohawk
Maribeth
Molly


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mag_mor_min
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posted 09-26-2003 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mag_mor_min     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for all of you suggestions. I decided to name my cat Murphy. Today my dog had a sezure for the first time and I didn't know what was happening. She's only 3 and I kept thinking 'Here we go again'. The vet says she'll be fine and might have them a few times a year and if she has them more than that she'll just have to go on medication.

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kolabear
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From:Lavonia GA USA
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posted 12-14-2003 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kolabear     Edit/Delete Message
My cat Muffin who was 16 years old was going into kidney failure. I had been taking her to the vet for the last two weeks for fluids and all. She took a turn for the worst today and I had to make the choice of taking her for her last trip to the vet. Her vet cried with me but said it was the right choice. It seems lonely in the house without her. I know that she is at the Rainbow Bridge. My thoughts are with other animal lovers who go through this.

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BENZZ
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posted 02-09-2004 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BENZZ     Edit/Delete Message
I'm sorry about your cat, but it didn't sound like his condition was fatal. I have a 16 year old cat and she was diagnosed with severe kidney disease a year and a half ago.
I was told nothing can be done other than put her on an iv drip for a few days and hydrate her.The doctor also told me that would only by a few months max. Its been over a year and all i did was change her diet. She is the family cat,so when i moved out they wouldn't let me take her until she got sick,then they wanted to put her to sleep so they could save money(they'd been feeding her meowmix)I cant express how important a good diet is,you must at the very least give your cat senior food around the age of nine.My cat's kidneys are bad again as of last week, despite the doctors advice that i should put her to sleep 'cause she's old and probebly wont live much longer,i'm going to fight for her.I've done over 60hours of studying up on the subject of kidney disease and other kidney related problems and i've learned some very interesting things that i'm going to share with you; first of all there is new drug called fortekor and it is supposedly a life savour for cats with renal/kidney problems,serious and minor!I suggest everyone do a search on google,make sure you type(fortekor for cats)this pill is also used for dogs with heart problems.I'm also going take sherri(the cat)to an acupuncture vet,i've been told that it has actually cured some cats completely and noticebly improved others.And finally,i found a shamen spiritual healer to do alternative treatment.I dont think we should leave our prescious friends in the hands of a doctor who has no idea how much of a fighter your cat is,we have to educate ourselves and know all our options and not just the ones we are told,after all doctors are not all knowing even though some believe they are.I'm going to use any and all meens neccerry to help sherri,wheather it be traditional or non,i'll do both.As long as she's willing to fight,i'm going to help.I know i've gone on forever but i hope i gave some of you something you can use.
P.S.i like the name Meeshka!

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fridaylove
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From:richmond, va USA
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posted 02-10-2004 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fridaylove     Edit/Delete Message
There is a great support site/forum for kitties with CRF...Kidney Disease, I learned a lot and got a lot of support...
FelineCRF.com
it's a great link...you can join the Yahoo group and or the Friends of Avatar Group.

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ticktop
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posted 02-14-2004 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ticktop     Edit/Delete Message
Do not let your cat have Milk if they have kidney problem because it is high in phosphate which is bad.

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Richmond Girl
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From:Richmond, VA
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posted 03-03-2004 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richmond Girl     Edit/Delete Message
Friday Love - Don't know if you'll see this or not but I wanted to check with you to see if your have to give your kitty sub. fluids? My kitty I've had for 17 years just passed away a few weeks ago and I've been trying to figure out what do to with all my leftover supplies (bags, ivs, needles, etc.). I'd like them to go to someone who can really use them instead of giving them back to the vet (who'd just resell them). Let me know if you or someone you know in Richmond needs supplies for their kitty...

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