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Pain with kidney disease
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Pain with kidney disease

My cat has kidney disease.  She eats k/d prescripion dry food, but  will not eat the k/d can food so I give her Friskies which is not good for her, but at least she eats it.  She uses her litter box at least 10 times per day and drinks a lot of water.  I realize she is in trouble and I can accept that.  My question - is she in pain and will she experience pain toward the end?  I  have a living will for myself and if cats could sign one she would have one.  I do not want her to be in pain, we love her.



Type of Animal
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Cat
Age of Animal
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12
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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Feral
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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November 01, 2010
State/Province
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Washington
Blood Test Results
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Kidney disease
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Feline kidney disease does not cause usually cats to be in pain. With proper diet, fluids and vitamin supplements your cat should be able to enjoy a full, happy life and her kidney function should improve. Home made diets have proven to be a wonderful option for our feline patients with kidney disease. Many cats do not like K/D. Blood and urine tests would be the first step to determined the exact status of her kidneys. If you can post these results, I can offer you specific therapeutic suggestions.
Best Wishes
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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