|Purred: Tue Mar 8, '11 9:47pm PST |
|Mo- Mocha isn't on any meds at this point, and no SubQ fluids either (thankfully, I know how to do it due to a previous job). Her blood work literally put her into the VERY beginning stages. Two separate batches of blood were run roughly 2 weeks apart to make sure the readings weren't a fluke. The diagnosis came as something of an accident as she was going in for a dental and with her age we wanted to do some pre-op bloodwork. I have her lab results somewhere around here, but it was enough to flag it for the vet (and myself when I looked over her labs... habit of having worked in a vet's office).
She was, at one point, on wet food but when the diagnosis came she completely refused the wet for the renal failure so we ended up putting her back on kibble. Once on the kibble the recheck on her bloodwork (roughly 2 months later) came back fine.
I'm sorry if you mentioned this in one of your posts, but my brain is fried at the moment... if we put her back onto the wet food, would it still be suggested that she be put on a phosphorus binder? Is there such a thing as being too low on phosphorus? Also, any suggestions for upping her water intake during the transition back to wet? She's notoriously picky, and it took us nearly 3 months to get her on just wet food and get her weight back up to where it should be. I'm hoping that this time around it'll go more easily.
Also, I'll look into the other supplements you mentioned!
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