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Cats owned: british short hair
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Edinburgh UK
Posts: 9
16-12-2014, 10:44 PM   #1

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Hi all, I have just been told about this forum by another cat lover, mainly because I am looking for information on CRF.

My wonderful moggie is now 13 yrs old and didn't have the best start in life as a kitten. He and his sister came to me at 8 weeks old with cat flu, fleas, diarrhoea, and the vet said if I could get them to 6months I'd be laughing so here we are 13 years later. Unfortunetly his sister died in 2011, just a couple of weeks before her 11th birthday.

Anyway, Salem has now been diagnosed with Kidney Disease and we are having a hard time of it

I shant go on about it in this post, just wanted to say hello



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Cats owned: 4 moggies and 1 ragdoll
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: lancashire, UK
Posts: 806
16-12-2014, 10:53 PM   #2

Re: Newbie


Welcome Black Cat. Not very clued up on kidney disease in cats I'm afraid. I do know Royal Canin do a special food for cats with renal problems. Its cheaper over the internet than at the vets. I love black cats, we only have one black one out of 6, Inky. Salem is a great name for a black cat. I hope someone on here can help you , I'm sure there will be someone with knowledge of kidney problems in cats.



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Cats owned: british short hair
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Location: Edinburgh UK
Posts: 9
16-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #3

Re: Newbie


I've been speaking with Elaine on [Sys edit: Contains pet forums], it was Elaine who told me about this forum

Salem was named after the Salem cat that is in Sabrina the teenage witch lol (not the witches or the town called Salem) he's such a loving boy, I don't know what I'd do without him in my life...



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Cats owned: Magnificent moggies
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 21,717
16-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #4

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Hi Black Cat13 - so sorry to hear about Salem. My dear old boy Merlin had kidney problems for many years and was the reason I joined Catsey, looking for advice and help. Elaine is the best person to help with knowledge, experience and information about the disease. Poor Salem, it sounds as if you've done a really good job with his care to get him to 13 and I do sympathise with how you are feeling.

You will find useful information here: http://www.catsey.com/showthread.php?t=25488



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Cats owned: Short-haired cats
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Holland
Posts: 38
17-12-2014, 12:55 AM   #5

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Welcome!
I'd recommend wet food for kitties with kidney failure.
Good luck!



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Cats owned: british short hair
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Location: Edinburgh UK
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17-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #6

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Salem has had a tummy upset which is why he hasn't been eating too well, I woke up this morning to a nasty mess on the bathroom floor. I originally thought it was the dog because of the volume, but then I found some spots of it on my bed. He's been to the vet and has now got some probiotics and on a bland diet for a few days. He's clearly feeling better as he's demanding food again



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Cats owned: Magnificent moggies
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18-12-2014, 10:14 AM   #7

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It's good that he's wanting to eat - hope it continues.



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Cats owned: Colourpoint persian, and moggies
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 617
18-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #8

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Welcome to Catsey, Black Cat.Sorry to hear that Salem is unwell.It is good that he wants to eat and is demanding food. I had a terrible time trying to encourage one of my cats to eat anything when he was in renal failure.I do hope that Salem continues to do well.



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Cats owned: NA
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Location: Preston UK
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18-12-2014, 04:08 PM   #9

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Hello and welcome to catsey



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Cats owned: 2 moggies
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posts: 15,251
18-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #10

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Hi Black cat, glad you have joined this small fold of good folks. I am pleased Salem is feeling a wee bit better and enjoying his food again. Long may it continue, if you need anything just shout. xxx



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