- Jul 28, 2014
My jethro had to get a dental cleaning (both he and his brother had juvenile gingivitis) routine bloodwork and urinalysis was done (urinalysis was done as I noticed him drinking and peeing more so I thought maybe a uti). Turned out his blood work showed possible kidney disease. I was told to do a recheck 6 months later to see if it was just a stress or dehydration issue. And as well to add water to his meals as he was dehydrated. I've been doing that and most meals have been lower in phos food (70-85% usually). But his blood work was worse this time around. We are booking him in for an ultrasound to see if there is anything physically wrong with them. She asked about poisoning and no he wasn't ever really sick like what would happen if he had been poisoned. He has health issues to, had stage 2 periodontal disease (even with brushing his teeth daily), and has a too flexible of joint so is on cosequin for life. But I wondered if anyone had a young cat get kidney disease and what were the reasons? He's just so young to have it and he's my heart cat. I'm quite worried now. I will be only feeding him his DIY raw and other food that is no more than 80% in phos to try and slow it down. Not sure if I should push it lower or is that fine for now?