|Purred: Mon Aug 6, '07 10:35am PST |
|Well, I took my Pooka in today to get neutered. . The vet did call me later in the morning though to say that all the bloodwork was normal, except for the BUN and creatinine.
I told my vet that it was normal for raw fed animals to have slightly higher levels and that I was not concerned about these levels. I was hoping that I could find something in print regarding this issue, though. I did find an article regarding raw dogs and their normal levels, but it would help if I could find a specific article regarding kitties.
Oh, this was kind of funny; my vet asked me if I was sure that Pooka was getting all his vitamins and minerals. I was rather nonplussed by this, but said, yes, of course he is. He eats a very well balanced raw diet. Then the vet asked: "But is he getting enough taurine. Cats need high levels of taurine."
I said: "Well, of course he is! He gets a chicken heart every day! He gets tons of taurine."
Dead silence on the other end of the phone... then my very nice, but befuddled vet said that he would go ahead with the surgery.
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