Mellyor
I am at the end of my rope and am hoping anyone can give me insight.

End of July I lost one of my fur babies. She was very feral when she came to me and bonded instantly with my other Goldie. Fast forward to now and Goldie is in kidney failure. We are under veterinarian care but wondering if anyone has any ideas. My vet fully believes, as do I, that he has created his kidney issues from not eating or drinking (grieving his companion). We did a 5 day in vet with iv fluids to get his kidney levels back up and then I got to take him home. Get home and still no eating unless I am pushing food in front of him and super encouraging it. Even then it’s only 5 bites or so. Kidney levels back bad and gave more fluids. Trying to encourage any food. Started an appetite stimulator two days ago. When I put food in front of him and talk to him he ravenously eats a few bites and then quits.

Any ideas how to get us past this???
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BorderCollieLover
Mellyor:

  I want to 1st say that I am so sorry that you are going through this with your beloved cat. KD is something that most pet owners will have to face at some point in their pet's life. I have never owned a kitty before (always a dog owner) but I would recommend finding a good homeopathic Vet to help you with this. According to everything that I have been reading, KD can be reversed - provided, of course - that it is not too advanced and its progression is arrested immediately. Please contact a homeopathic/naturopathic Vet as soon as possible. There are on-line resources to help find one. Very possibly, there may be one in your community - or nearby. I really think its worth a shot to help save your kitty. I wish you much success in your quest. Please let us know if you are able to consult with one. You are not alone in this Forum. Take care.

Jim
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LauriP92
I'm so sorry you lost one cat and now the other is ill. That's a lot to handle. Yes, pets grieve but I would think, like humans, they would get hungry at some point. Has the vet done testing for other issues? If so and all is well with Goldie maybe talking to a veterinary behavioral specialist could bring you some answers. Best wishes for you and hugs
Im sure you're very worried about Goldie
Lauri 
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Becky1990
Mellyor,
I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty and now another one being ill.
Have you tried giving Goldie baby food out of the jars (meat only of course).Mix it with their food. They seem to really like it. Vet recommended it and it helped!
My cat had gotten crystals in his urine one time and the vet recommended wet can food meat only...no seafood. When I did that, he never had a problem with his urine again. He just passed away at 19 years old. Maybe that did it or maybe not but never gave them seafood cat food again.
Like Lauri asked, was just a kidney test done? Maybe more test?
Our prayers are with you and let us know how you and your furbaby is doing. Hugs.
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Mellyor
Thank you all for the kind words.

Yes we have tested for everything else and all is good. Just kidney failure. No toxins in home either. My vet thinks it was brought on by not eating and drinking after death of my other. We went back today and got more fluids and some nausea meds. Hoping for better blood test results Tuesday
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redgirlraven
I know they have to deal with the kidney issues and get your kitty rehydrates but after that can they start Prozac for him? It has helped my kitty who has been grieving his littermate.
AR
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Mellyor
I will ask my vet about it. We seem to have turned a corner last night. He isn’t eating a lot but is eating some now and drinking. We got fluids, appetite stimulator and nausea meds. The combo seems to be doing the trick. Also got some feliway to help with anxiety. I’ll ask her about that first thing in the morning. Say prayers! We go back tomorrow to recheck kidney levels.
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redgirlraven
Cerenia worked well for us for nausea and I highly recommend getting a water fountain for your cat if you don’t already have one and gabapentin worked well for anxiety
AR
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Mellyor
Yes that is what we are doing for nausea!! I will definitely purchase a fountain and talk to her about that anxiety med. thank you all so so much!!
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redgirlraven
Also I don’t know if your vet gave you any but there is a prescription food Hills AD that I swear all cats love and is super high calorie and lots of water in it too. See if your vet will sell you a couple of cans. Also I was told never feed from a bowl to a cat with nausea feed them from a saucer or plate so their whiskers won’t touch anything and sometimes they prefer to have the plate elevated a bit so they don’t have to put their heads down so far. Additionally I was told only feed room temperature food or food that has been warmed for 5 seconds in the microwave to a cat with hesitation around food.
I have also found that fancy feast gravy lovers is a tasty food as well as temptations treats. I call them kitty-cat crack.
But seriously look into the Hills AD
AR
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Mellyor
So thankful I found this site!!! Thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Mellyor
Vet visit was great! His creatine is still a little high but all others normal! Continuing appetite stimulator and nausea meds! Will go back on Friday for more fluids but seem t be moving in the right direction. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and suggestions!
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