How long has he been on the fluids? It took longer than I expected for my cat to really respond; he's been on them since the end of August and is doing pretty well. He has put some weight back on, is eating nicely and seems quite content.
I completely understand where you are coming from. We almost put him down in mid-August, and had we been able to get an appointment that weekend we would have done it. He was clearly miserable, and resembled a bag of bones. We couldn't bear to see him miserable.
I have no idea how long this reprieve will last. Should he go downhill again I won't hesitate to let him go.
Good luck to you with your little old man. Kidney disease is a bear.View Thread
I have an approximately 18 year old male cat who was diagnosed with CRF about 1 1/2 years ago and was doing well on Purina N/F canned and Hills K/D dry until he went on a complete hunger strike. His vet and I agreed that he could eat whatever he wanted, and I found a canned food with lower protein and phosphorus than most - Science Diet Mature Adult. He loves it and is putting weight back on, but it seems to give him diarrhea. Any suggestions for a canned food that might be easier on his stomach? I've found giving him several small meals throughout the day is best.View Thread