Hello! My 12 year old female cat had a blood test & urianalysis done a few days ago that indicated she has renal failure. This is her only medical condition and has been showing signs of renal failure for approx. 2-3 years (drinking alot, occasionally peeing somewhere she shouldn't) I really need some advice on treatment.
Her vet decided to put her on Epakitin (3/4 a gram twice a day) to absorb excess phosphate and Rehmannia 14 to stablize kidney function. I don't really know if Rehmannia 14 is a good idea or not. After a lot of research I've only found that it is commonly used for Cushing's Disease (which my cat doesnt have) & a kidney disorder that involves heating and cooling of the kidneys (which also isn't what my cat has). I don't see how it will stabilize her kidneys...
I personally beleive my cat should be on Rehmannia 8, Shut the Sluice Pill, or Azodyl. Then again, I'm not a vet and there could be a reason I'm not finding as to why he wants to use Rehmannia 14. I really need advice on what I should do... :(
Your cat needs to be on IV fluids for 3 days to flush her kidneys because of her high creatinine level. She needs aluminum hydroxide to bind and remove the excess phosphorus. It is likely she is also anemic and Vitamin B12 injections will help with this.
If you are able to post your cats complete blood and urine results, I can offer you further specific advice which would be my pleasure.
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.