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Old October 23rd 09, 07:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Me[_6_]
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Mrs. Slocombe has had kidney problems since she was three in 2003. It's
gotten worse. The vet said it was moderate. She recommended essentially
the same regimen. Water, NF wet cat food - a kidney formula.

Does anyone have any tricks to get the little beast to drink extra water or
know of any supplements? Thanks

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Old October 23rd 09, 09:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Me" meatacmewidgetsdotcom wrote in message
diainc...
Mrs. Slocombe has had kidney problems since she was three in 2003. It's
gotten worse. The vet said it was moderate. She recommended essentially
the same regimen. Water, NF wet cat food - a kidney formula.

Does anyone have any tricks to get the little beast to drink extra water
or
know of any supplements? Thanks


Someone told me that cats will drink more if you have lots of water bowls
around, something about it attracts them and it is true. I can tell Gracie
is drinking more because of the number and size of the pee balls in the
litter.


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Old October 23rd 09, 09:38 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Oct 23, 1:11*pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"Me" meatacmewidgetsdotcom wrote in message

diainc...

Mrs. Slocombe has had kidney problems since she was three in 2003. *It's
gotten worse. *The vet said it was moderate. *She recommended essentially
the same regimen. *Water, NF wet cat food - a kidney formula.


Does anyone have any tricks to get the little beast to drink extra water
or
know of any supplements? Thanks


Someone told me that cats will drink more if you have lots of water bowls
around, something about it attracts them and it is true. *I can tell Gracie
is drinking more because of the number and size of the pee balls in the
litter.


Additionally, some cats like to drink *running* water (from a
Drinkwell you can get at the pet store or from the sink). During the
final stages of my cat's kidney disease, I used the Drinkwell and also
held my cat up to the sink several times during the day. The extra
bowls helped my cat too.

FirstHit
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Old October 23rd 09, 09:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default kidney disease?

On Oct 23, 1:43*pm, "Me" meatacmewidgetsdotcom wrote:
Mrs. Slocombe has had kidney problems since she was three in 2003. *It's
gotten worse. *The vet said it was moderate. *She recommended essentially
the same regimen. *Water, NF wet cat food - a kidney formula.


You can add water to the wet cat food, a couple of tablespoons easily.
Also, ask your vet about giving her sub-cutaneous fluids at home. It's
not hard to do it yourself and inexpensive. Your vet can show you how
to administer them.
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Old October 23rd 09, 10:17 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Me wrote:
Mrs. Slocombe has had kidney problems since she was three in 2003. It's
gotten worse. The vet said it was moderate. She recommended essentially
the same regimen. Water, NF wet cat food - a kidney formula.

Does anyone have any tricks to get the little beast to drink extra water or
know of any supplements? Thanks


Every night at bedtime, TuTu gets water by an eyedropper -=- she loves
the procedure. She was sick when I adopted her and had to have
medication. I followed the med up with water from the eyedropper
---this started the ritual. She sits in front of me and opens her mouth
so I can insert the eyedropper into the side of her mouth. In the
Spring she will be 13 years old. In the beginning she got it morning
and night, Good luck. MLB
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Old October 23rd 09, 10:47 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"MLB" wrote
She sits in front of me and opens her mouth so I can insert the eyedropper
into the side of her mouth.


Okay, this is about the cutest thing I can imagine. PICS!


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Old October 24th 09, 12:53 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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cybercat wrote:
"MLB" wrote
She sits in front of me and opens her mouth so I can insert the eyedropper
into the side of her mouth.


Okay, this is about the cutest thing I can imagine. PICS!


sorry, don't have a camera. MLB
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Old October 24th 09, 10:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"MLB" wrote in message
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cybercat wrote:
"MLB" wrote
She sits in front of me and opens her mouth so I can insert the
eyedropper into the side of her mouth.


Okay, this is about the cutest thing I can imagine. PICS!

sorry, don't have a camera. MLB


I love it! You should ask a friend to come over and take some pics. They
would be priceless.

MaryL

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Old October 24th 09, 05:19 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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"MLB" wrote in message
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cybercat wrote:
"MLB" wrote
She sits in front of me and opens her mouth so I can insert the
eyedropper into the side of her mouth.

Okay, this is about the cutest thing I can imagine. PICS!

sorry, don't have a camera. MLB


I love it! You should ask a friend to come over and take some pics. They
would be priceless.

Yes indeed. I take video with my cell phont of Gracie doing pretty much
nothing.


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Old October 24th 09, 05:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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cybercat wrote:
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
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"MLB" wrote in message
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cybercat wrote:
"MLB" wrote
She sits in front of me and opens her mouth so I can insert the
eyedropper into the side of her mouth.
Okay, this is about the cutest thing I can imagine. PICS!
sorry, don't have a camera. MLB

I love it! You should ask a friend to come over and take some pics. They
would be priceless.

Yes indeed. I take video with my cell phont of Gracie doing pretty much
nothing.


I used to take lots of pictures. I gave my small camera to youngest
granddaughter. I have a Polaroid which I liked very much. Am currently
out of film and I am not sure if it is still available. I have boxes
and albums of pictures which now collect dust. I've tried to talk the
grandkids into taking some of the pictures but they have a surplus of
their own What to do -- what to do? There comes a time when there is
just too much. MLB
 




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