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MY CAT IS IN RENAL FAILURE.  HE IS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD.  HOW MUCH LONGER WILL HE LIVE? HE IS VERY   COMFORTABLE AND IS EATING AS USUAL.      
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There is no way to know.  It progresses slowly in some cats, quicker in others.  That Buddy is eating well and not in any distress is a good sign.  I wish there were a more definitive answer but there just isn't any way to know.
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what diet are you feeding kitty?
be sure its a good quality can food without grains. and I would still add a sprinkle of extra TAURINE(an animo acid) into the food, talk to your Vet about this.
good luck hon, I hope he is with you for a long time yet.....but we can't really give you a time line here....♥

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Cats/GOOD-BRANDS-OF-COMMERCIAL-GRAIN-FREE-CAT-FOOD/show/1442981
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Learn as much as you can, this will give you some control over this and make your cat's life much happier and healthier.

Please check out these web sites.  They are excellent!!

felinecrf.com

felinecrf.org
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I mentioned in another thread that my wife and I learned from the vet how to give our well-remembered kitty, Calamity Jane Grey, subcutaneous fluids as her kidney function diminished.

She was almost 19 when we started and finally a pair of strokes got her at the age of 21 years 4 months. 2 days before the 1st stroke, Cammie, who was harness trained, took Anita on a walk for about 2 city blocks and back again to the house.

We used Ringer's lactate solution from an IV bag (purchased along with thin gauge needles from the vet), giving her 50 - 75 cc's 2 - 3 times a week.  He showed us how to place the needle in the loose skin between her shoulders...

You might want to consider consulting with your vet about this therepy.

goos luck - Pip
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