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by LindaKat
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wet food success
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Wet food success

I have had a right battle with Harry recently with regard to loss of appetite. He is on renal food. He is now on mirtazapine every 3 days to help with his appetite. Side effect is that he is very vocal for a few hours after administering it. I have now found out that he will eat wet food, I just hav...
by LindaKat
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina renal food
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Purina renal food

Well Harry had blood, urine and BP tests yesterday initial results for urea, creatinine and phosphorus have improved since January. Still awaiting further results. Trouble is he's losing weight and not eating very much. Will eat treats and a bit of chicken. Tempted to give him normal wet cat food.
by LindaKat
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Cat with kidney disease

I found an article online yesterday, it had a table of us and uk foods listing nutritional content, calories etc. I will try to find it again and post a link.
by LindaKat
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina renal food
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Purina renal food

Vet has not told me what stage, but one kidney is lumpy and small and the other is affected as well so assume pretty serious. Repeating blood tests on Tuesday so will ask then. He seems happy enough but it's sometimes a battle to get him to eat. He has a daily antacid and also kaminox. He's about 7 ...
by LindaKat
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina renal food
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Purina renal food

Has anyone tried the canned version of this food? Reason I ask is that Harry is very fussy with wet food. He will eat mousse style food if mashed up. I have figured out how to get him to eat the pouches, blitz them with a stick blender until they are like a thick milkshake and he laps it up. Honestl...
by LindaKat
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Cat with kidney disease

Well I am trying Harry with purina renal diet. Seems to like it. Mixed it with the hills kd dried and he ate all of it and left the hills! Fussy cats eh? Also got a box of the pouches to try. Licked all the gravy off, glad to see there is plenty of gravy with these, better than the Hills. May try hi...
by LindaKat
Fri May 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Cat with kidney disease

Thanks. He has appointment for a anabolic steroid injection tomorrow. Hoping this may encourage him to eat. It annoys me that you have to spend a fortune on a 1.5kg bag of food. Wish the manufacturers did sample bags. I have to try to get potassium supplement into him somehow, tuna water usually wor...
by LindaKat
Thu May 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Cat with kidney disease

Any advice on cat with kidney disease. Harry keeps losing his appetite. Won't eat wet food or will just lick the gravy off it. I have read somewhere about feeding a senior diet, obviously will check it out with the vet. Has anyone else tried this?
by LindaKat
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Kidney disease newly diagnosed

Hi Heart murmur has had scan in August and basically keep an eye on him. Suggested repeat scan in 9 mths so they have something to compare it against. Steroid was to help with his appetite. He seems to like the k/d dry so far. He was on ordinary science plan anyway. He's not a fan of wet food tends ...
by LindaKat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Kidney disease newly diagnosed

Hi. My little kittie Harry has recently been diagnosed with kidney disease. I took him to the vets as he was intermittently peeing at the front door. Had urine tested, very dilute and blood showed as well. He's lost weight too. Only aged around 6. Tests done and scan today. Left kidney shrunken and ...
by LindaKat
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best way to give your cat a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Best way to give your cat a tablet?

I'm glad it's just not me that has this problem. My previous cat was a nightmare to tablet and spot on flea treatment was nearly as bad. So far I've managed to give my new cat his worming tablet in with a few felix treats and he's just eaten them. You could have knocked me down with a feather when h...
by LindaKat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meowing Heads Dried Food
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Meowing Heads Dried Food

Thanks. Yes I've bought the smallest bag. Seems to like it so far.
by LindaKat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Meowing Heads Dried Food
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Meowing Heads Dried Food

Thinking of trying Harry on Meowing Heads. Has anyone tried it and is it a quality cat food?
by LindaKat
Mon May 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

I've tried the cat soups. Very hit and miss and quite expensive for what they are. He won't touch any of the meat or fish that's in them. He's a funny little chap but I love him whatever. 8-)
by LindaKat
Sun May 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

Thanks.
I figure if I buy a decent quality food that he likes and he is drinking enough water then he should be okay. :D
by LindaKat
Sat May 25, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

Not checked his poo... But will do next time he goes. Off to pets at home tomorrow to check out what's available there.
by LindaKat
Sat May 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

Hi I'm a newbie to this forum and forums in general. I've had my present cat since September, he's a rescue from RSPCA. He came to me eating both wet and dried food, but now will only grudgingly lick the gravy off some food. Vet seemed to think okay to just give him dried food, presently on Science ...